Definition of Vacate in English :

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Vacate meaning in English

Meaning of Vacate in English

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1. give up, renounce, resign, vacate

leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

Example Sentences:
'She vacated the position when she got pregnant'
'The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds'

2. abandon, empty, vacate

leave behind empty; move out of

Example Sentences:
'You must vacate your office by tonight'

3. annul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate

cancel officially

Example Sentences:
'He revoked the ban on smoking'
'lift an embargo'
'vacate a death sentence'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of vacate
verb (mainly tr)
to cause (something) to be empty, esp by departing from or abandoning it
to vacate a room
2. (also intr)
to give up the tenure, possession, or occupancy of (a place, post, etc); leave or quit
3. law
to cancel or rescind
to make void or of no effect; annul

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see synonyms of vacate
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈvaˌcated or ˈvaˌcating
to make vacant
; specif.,
to cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
to leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
2.  Law
to make void; annul
verb intransitive
to make an office, position, place, etc. vacant
4.  US, Informal
to spend a vacation

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see synonyms of vacate
v. va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing, va·cates
a. To cease to occupy (a lodging or place); leave: vacate an apartment.
b. To cease to hold (a job or position): vacated his position on the firm's board.
2. Law To make void or annul (an erroneous lower court decision): vacate a death sentence.
To leave a lodging, place, job, or position.

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