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Definition of poll verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they poll
    he / she / it polls
    past simple polled
    -ing form polling
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to receive a particular number of votes in an election poll something They polled 39% of the vote in the last election. + adv./prep. The Republicans have polled well (= received many votes) in recent elections.
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive] poll somebody to ask a large number of members of the public what they think about something synonym survey Over 50% of those polled were against the proposed military action.
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