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va·cate

 (vā′kāt′, vā-kāt′)
v. va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing, va·cates
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
To leave a lodging, place, job, or position.

[Latin vacāre, vacāt-, to be empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

vacate

(vəˈkeɪt; veɪˈkeɪt)
vb (mainly tr)
1. 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) law
a. to cancel or rescind
b. to make void or of no effect; annul
vaˈcatable adj

va•cate

(ˈveɪ keɪt; esp. Brit. vəˈkeɪt, veɪ-)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.t.
1. to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment.
2. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.).
3. to render inoperative; annul: to vacate a contract.
4. to cause to be empty or unoccupied; make vacant.
v.i.
5. to withdraw from occupancy; surrender possession.
6. to give up or leave a position, office, etc.
[1635–45; < Latin vacātus, past participle of vacāre to be empty]
va′cat•a•ble, adj.

vacate


Past participle: vacated
Gerund: vacating

Imperative
vacate
vacate
Present
I vacate
you vacate
he/she/it vacates
we vacate
you vacate
they vacate
Preterite
I vacated
you vacated
he/she/it vacated
we vacated
you vacated
they vacated
Present Continuous
I am vacating
you are vacating
he/she/it is vacating
we are vacating
you are vacating
they are vacating
Present Perfect
I have vacated
you have vacated
he/she/it has vacated
we have vacated
you have vacated
they have vacated
Past Continuous
I was vacating
you were vacating
he/she/it was vacating
we were vacating
you were vacating
they were vacating
Past Perfect
I had vacated
you had vacated
he/she/it had vacated
we had vacated
you had vacated
they had vacated
Future
I will vacate
you will vacate
he/she/it will vacate
we will vacate
you will vacate
they will vacate
Future Perfect
I will have vacated
you will have vacated
he/she/it will have vacated
we will have vacated
you will have vacated
they will have vacated
Future Continuous
I will be vacating
you will be vacating
he/she/it will be vacating
we will be vacating
you will be vacating
they will be vacating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vacating
you have been vacating
he/she/it has been vacating
we have been vacating
you have been vacating
they have been vacating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vacating
you will have been vacating
he/she/it will have been vacating
we will have been vacating
you will have been vacating
they will have been vacating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vacating
you had been vacating
he/she/it had been vacating
we had been vacating
you had been vacating
they had been vacating
Conditional
I would vacate
you would vacate
he/she/it would vacate
we would vacate
you would vacate
they would vacate
Past Conditional
I would have vacated
you would have vacated
he/she/it would have vacated
we would have vacated
you would have vacated
they would have vacated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vacate - leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
abdicate, renounce - give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
leave office, step down, quit, resign - give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
2.vacate - leave behind emptyvacate - leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
3.vacate - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"

vacate

verb
1. leave, quit, move out of, give up, withdraw from, evacuate, depart from, go away from, leave empty, relinquish possession of He vacated the flat and went back to stay with his parents.
2. quit, leave, resign from, give up, withdraw from, chuck (informal), retire from, relinquish, renounce, walk out on, pack in (informal), abdicate, step down from (informal), stand down from He recently vacated his post as Personnel Director.

vacate

verb
1. To remove the contents of:
2. Law. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Translations
uvolnit
forlade
poistua
isprazniti
立ち退く
비우다
tömma
ปล่อยให้ว่าง
bỏ trống

vacate

[vəˈkeɪt] VT (frm) [+ seat, room] → dejar libre; [+ premises] → desocupar, desalojar; [+ post] → dejar; [+ throne] → renunciar a

vacate

[veɪˈkeɪt] vt [+ flat, chair, post] → quitter

vacate

vt seatfrei machen; post, throneaufgeben; presidency etcniederlegen; house, room, premisesräumen; this post is going to be vacateddiese Stelle wird frei

vacate

[vəˈkeɪt] vt (house, seat, room) → lasciare libero/a; (post) → lasciare, dare le dimissioni da

vacate

يُخْلِي uvolnit forlade räumen εκκενώνω desocupar poistua libérer isprazniti lasciare libero 立ち退く 비우다 doen vrijkomen forlate opróżnić desocupar освобождать tömma ปล่อยให้ว่าง boşaltmak bỏ trống 腾出
References in classic literature ?
Very well--and for the next presentation to a living of that value--supposing the late incumbent to have been old and sickly, and likely to vacate it soon--he might have got I dare say--fourteen hundred pounds.
Adele and I had now to vacate the library: it would be in daily requisition as a reception-room for callers.
Peggotty, unless you can induce your gentle niece to come back (for whom I vacate this seat in the corner), I shall go.
Then I sent a telegram to M'Leod bidding him and his vacate Holmescroft for that afternoon.
They got the house very cheap on the understanding that they were to vacate it promptly if anyone bought it for building purposes, and because they paid so little they had to submit to the indignity of the notice-board.
No one disturbed the travelers until daylight, when in popped the Tottenhot who owned the place and invited them to vacate his premises.
The accompanying roar was all but drowned in Perry's scream of fright, and he came near tumbling headlong into the gaping jaws beneath him, so precipitate was his impetuous haste to vacate the dangerous limb.
I to pay four dollars and twenty-five cents tonight, he to vacate at five tomorrow morning, selling to nobody else meanwhile: I to take possession at six.
When Evie came down there was a moment's awkwardness, and both ladies rose to vacate their places.
It was his father who entered; and when Philip moved to vacate the chair for him, he said,--
If a lady take a fancy to any male passenger's seat, the gentleman who accompanies her gives him notice of the fact, and he immediately vacates it with great politeness.
It is pertinent to mention that CDA has the possession of its acquired land in C-14 and C-15 and operation is being carried out in sector C-16 to vacate the land in adverse possession to protect acquired land from illegal occupants.