- 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[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.
NAmE//poʊl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they poll
he / she / it polls
past simple polled
-ing form polling