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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 ?
He vacated the place and cocked his ear to listen -- but it didn't win.
Therefore, the tormented spirit that glared out of bodily eyes, when what seemed Ahab rushed from his room, was for the time but a vacated thing, a formless somnambulistic being, a ray of living light, to be sure, but without an object to color, and therefore a blankness in itself.
The senators are to be chosen for the period of six years; there is to be a rotation, by which the seats of a third part of them are to be vacated and replenished every two years; and no State is to be entitled to more than two senators; a quorum of the body is to consist of sixteen members.
That's Yashvin," Vronsky said in answer to Turovtsin, and he sat down in the vacated seat beside them.
The fireplace confronted him with its extinct embers; the spread supper-table, whereon stood the two full glasses of untasted wine, now flat and filmy; her vacated seat and his own; the other articles of furniture, with their eternal look of not being able to help it, their intolerable inquiry what was to be done?
Grimsby seated himself by me, in the chair vacated by Hargrave as they entered, and gravely stated that he would thank me for a cup of tea: and Arthur placed himself beside poor Milicent, confidentially pushing his head into her face, and drawing in closer to her as she shrank away from him.
Her eyes were resting upon the empty place which Wingrave had just vacated.
The white man singled out the weakest, and put him in the place just vacated by the corpse.
Even as they moved, a Snider exploded that was aimed in the general direction of the spot just vacated.
Not long after Miss Ladd had returned to her school, she heard of an artist who was capable of filling the place to be vacated by Alban Morris.
The "guide" at the head of the line cut imaginary steps, in a laborious and painstaking way, and not a monkey budged till the step above was vacated.
The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.