Definition of "vacate" [va•cate]
- (verb-transitive) To cease to occupy or hold; give up.
- (verb-transitive) To empty of occupants or incumbents.
- (verb-transitive) Law To make void or annul; countermand: vacate a death sentence.
- (verb-intransitive) To leave a job, office, or lodging.
- (verb) to cause (something) to be empty, esp by departing from or abandoning it
- (verb) to give up the tenure, possession, or occupancy of (a place, post, etc); leave or quit
- (verb) to cancel or rescind
- (verb) to make void or of no effect; annul
Use "vacate" in a sentence
- "Just a word on why I used the term vacate in my post above concerning the suspension levied against the SSPX in 1974."
- "In 2006, she petitioned the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County to "vacate" her guilty plea and dismiss the two 2000 felony convictions."
- "At the dinner, attended by Maroga; Bobby Godsell, then chairman of Eskom; and Eskom's non-executive directors, Daniel Dube and Lars Josefsson; Maroga was told that the Eskom board wanted him to "vacate" his position and that Godsell would remain as chairman."