Definition of upvote in English:



  • (in an online context) register approval of or agreement with (a post or poster) by means of a particular icon.

    ‘I wish people would upvote comments they agree with instead of typing the exact same thing a hundred more times’
    ‘you've missed the point entirely, as have the people who upvoted you’
    [no object] ‘users don't have the ability to upvote, downvote, or leave comments’
    • ‘Damn, pushed the wrong button and upvoted by mistake.’
    • ‘I imagined upvoting, submitting, and commenting on stories about new music.’
    • ‘You're so over my head I can neither upvote nor downvote you.’
    • ‘Echoing a blank comment is the same as Liking something on Facebook or upvoting a post on Reddit.’
    • ‘A commentor cannot see who has upvoted or downvoted them.’
    • ‘I wish I could upvote this post 1,000 times.’
    • ‘LOL, not surprisingly this idiotic comment got immediately upvoted.’
    • ‘Plus I will go back to 3 other posts in the past and upvote those as well.’
    • ‘The columns update in real time as new content is upvoted.’
    • ‘I often agree with your opinions, and usually try and upvote you when I can.’
    • ‘Don't make coherent arguments backed up with facts, and make me upvote you.’
    • ‘There have been many instances where I saw a post I didn't like and hit the wrong button, upvoting it in the process.’


  • (in an online context) an instance of using a particular icon to register approval of or agreement with a post or poster.

    ‘the image proved hugely popular on Reddit, receiving nearly 30,000 upvotes’
    ‘looking at the upvotes you received, it makes me wonder what happened to critical thinking in our society’
    • ‘Thanks for the additional information, I gave you an upvote for it.’
    • ‘And then look at the many upvotes this video has.’
    • ‘Your upvote was accidental on my part.’
    • ‘I will personally give the winner 10 meaningless upvotes.’
    • ‘Here's an upvote to cancel that ridiculousness out.’
    • ‘You get an upvote to help stave off the incoming flurry of downvotes.’
    • ‘Sadly, all I can offer is this comment with no upvotes.’
    • ‘The replies calling him an idiot have a ton of upvotes.’
    • ‘There was one upvote for this.’
    • ‘I give you an upvote for trying though.’