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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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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
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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]
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Past participle: vacated
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|Verb||1.||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"
|2.||vacate - leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"|
|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"
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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.
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vacate[vəˈkeɪt] VT (frm) [+ seat, room] → dejar libre; [+ premises] → desocupar, desalojar; [+ post] → dejar; [+ throne] → renunciar a
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vacate[veɪˈkeɪt] vt [+ flat, chair, post] → quitter
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
vacate[vəˈkeɪt] vt (house, seat, room) → lasciare libero/a; (post) → lasciare, dare le dimissioni da
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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
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