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 vacating
Letterman is vacating the show “sometime next year,” ending a spectacular and hilarious 30-year run in late-night television.
Vacating the earlier convictions and sentences seems nothing more than the parties' desire to get the deal done.
It will readily be conceded, that the vacating of the former office is the condition of the acceptance of the latter.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Vacating this post in the year following, he remained without employ up to the year 1821.The Violin|George Dubourg
Peters was also there, packing up the personal effects of the dead man preparatory to vacating the apartment.In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
In vacating the hut, the last occupants had left some of the furnishings behind them.Gunman's Reckoning|Max Brand
He walked to the bench which the players were vacating, Clint following, and seated himself.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for vacating
verb (mainly tr)
- to cancel or rescind
- to make void or of no effect; annul
Word Origin and History for vacating
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.