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 vacated
A few days later, a studio functionary called to say the offices were to be vacated.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second district is an open seat, vacated by Republican Shelley Moore Capito to run for Senate.
Fayyad, of course, rose to the role of prime minister only when the office was vacated by Hamas.
Appointed by disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, he served less than two years in the Senate seat Obama vacated.Roland Burris: Ex-Senator Who Briefly Filled Obama Seat Still Nursing Wounds|David Freedlander|February 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here in Tampa, as we vacated our seats, we were followed by guests from The New York Times and then The Washington Post.Why Google Hangouts Are Hot: Television’s Next Frontier|Lauren Ashburn|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Soon the crowd of simple guests is seated at table in the large sitting-room, which we have vacated for the occasion.
All the bunks were vacated except two, which contained corpses, apparently.While the Billy Boils|Henry Lawson
One bamboo chair had already been vacated by its occupant; in the other, sat a young English lady.A Bottle in the Smoke|Milne Rae
Then he left and we vacated the state parlour at once for the kitchen, where my sister and Biddy were sitting.Ten Boys from Dickens|Kate Dickinson Sweetser
The practice of these islands is that one of the two encomiendas is vacated.
British Dictionary definitions for vacated
verb (mainly tr)
- to cancel or rescind
- to make void or of no effect; annul
Word Origin and History for vacated
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.