verbal See oral, verbal.

versus, vs., v. Spell out in running text; in short expressions, athletic matches, and course descriptions, the abbreviation vs. is acceptable. For court cases, use v: Plessy v. Ferguson.

veto, vetoes (n.), vetoed, vetoing (v.)

vice Use two words for titles: vice chancellor, vice consul, vice president, vice provost, vice chairman, etc. Spell out in running text, and do not use VP in second references.

VIP, VIPs Acceptable in all references for very important person(s).

voicemail Now one word (AP style update, Feb. 9, 2016).