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."

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