verb (used with object), va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing.
Origin of vacate
Examples from the Web for vacate
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.
Cloud declared all the offices vacant, but the commissioners refused to vacate.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
Plato supplied him the genuine article, and very naturally Plato was soon invited to vacate.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers|Elbert Hubbard
Has Mr. Lloyd found some one who wants to rent the hotel, and must we vacate at once?The Dorrance Domain|Carolyn Wells
Ridiculing his flimsy excuse, I kindly yet firmly asked him either to cross or vacate the ford by three o'clock that afternoon.The Outlet|Andy Adams
"I am of the opinion that he will have to vacate," replied Harry, decidedly.Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road|Edward L. Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for vacate
verb (mainly tr)
- to cancel or rescind
- to make void or of no effect; annul
Word Origin and History for vacate
1640s, "to make void, to annul," from Latin vacatum, past participle of vacare "to be empty" (see vain). Meaning "to leave, give up, quit" (a place) is attested from 1791. Related: Vacated; vacating.