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vacate

[ vey-keyt or, especially British, vuh-keyt, vey- ]
/ 藞ve瑟 ke瑟t or, especially British, v蓹藞ke瑟t, ve瑟- /
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verb (used with object), va路cat路ed, va路cat路ing.
to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment.
to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.): to vacate the presidency of a firm.
to render inoperative; deprive of validity; void; annul: to vacate a legal judgment.
to cause to be empty or unoccupied; make vacant: to vacate one's mind of worries.
verb (used without object), va路cat路ed, va路cat路ing.
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Origin of vacate

First recorded in 1635鈥45; from Latin vac膩tus, past participle of vac膩re 鈥渢o be empty鈥; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM vacate

va路cat路a路ble, adjectivepre路va路cate, verb (used with object), pre路va路cat路ed, pre路va路cat路ing.re路va路cate, verb (used with object), re路va路cat路ed, re路va路cat路ing.un路va路cat路ed, adjective
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How to use vacate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for vacate

vacate
/ (v蓹藞ke瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of vacate

vacatable, adjective
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