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Barack and Hillary agreed on most issues. But she had voted with President Bush to go to war in Iraq.

Bold part, What does "vote with" mean?? It doesn't appear in the dictionary.

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  • Think "traveled with", "ate with", "drove with", and "laughed with". It's a similar concept.
    – RonJohn
    Jan 28 at 4:27
  • @RonJohn thanks for your reply.
    – inviolable
    Feb 1 at 10:24

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... But she had voted with President Bush to go to war in Iraq. [emphasis added]

With takes sense 3b

used as a function word to express agreement or sympathy

OP's example means Hillary had voted in agreement with President Bush to go to war in Iraq.

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  • I see, thank you for your answer!
    – inviolable
    Jan 27 at 3:58
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    It is more like "had voted with President Bush to go" than "had voted with President Bush to go"
    – Peter
    Jan 27 at 4:14
  • @Peter Good point, thanks for reply.
    – inviolable
    Jan 27 at 4:19
  • @Peter, yes, you're right. Thx Jan 27 at 4:24

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