verb (used with object), va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing.
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Origin of vacate
OTHER WORDS FROM vacateva·cat·a·ble, adjectivepre·va·cate, verb (used with object), pre·va·cat·ed, pre·va·cat·ing.re·va·cate, verb (used with object), re·va·cat·ed, re·va·cat·ing.un·va·cat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for vacate
A group of conservative House Republicans have begun discussing trying to use an obscure House procedure to try to force a vote to boot Pelosi from the speakership, known as “a motion to vacate the chair,” first reported by Politico.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Family members or guests helping students move in face a separate set of restrictions, such as allowing only one guest to enter a hall and requiring them to vacate after a set time.Even the most cautious schools are seeing outbreaks|Sy Mukherjee|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Quietly, Palantir has already vacated several of the buildings it used to fill.Why Palantir’s departure won’t doom Silicon Valley|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|August 27, 2020|Fortune
It was purchased to house city employees after Sempra vacated it.
In January, employees were forced to vacate for asbestos violations.
There is wide consensus among attorneys that adoptive parents can vacate an adoption if acts of fraud were committed.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids|Tina Traster|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite her attempt to vacate the valley and dismantle all its comforts, in the public mind she remains firmly rooted there.
Were Donetsk separatists now going to give up their weapons and vacate the occupied buildings?
Prabhakar is politely being asked to vacate his city and his home.
For their part, the revolutionaries say they are not going to vacate any more buildings.
At the latter date all artists were obliged to vacate the Sorbonne ateliers to make room for some new department of instruction.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The Duke, however, was of opinion that Mr. Grey should not vacate his seat till the day of his going was at any rate fixed.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
The home which they vacate by chance they may re-enter and even re-occupy, but never the home which they are forced to leave.Red Hunters And the Animal People|Charles A. Eastman
It was decided to vacate the house in Tedworth Square and go to Switzerland for the summer.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
It is not the dead who vacate the premises in favour of the living, but the latter accommodate themselves to the dead.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
British Dictionary definitions for vacate
verb (mainly tr)
- to cancel or rescind
- to make void or of no effect; annul