Vacate

  • 1 vacate — va·cate vb va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing vt 1: to make void: annul set aside vacate a lower court order 2 a: to make vacant b: to give up the occupancy of vi: to vacate an office, post, or tenancy …

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  • 2 vacate — va‧cate [vəˈkeɪt, veɪ ǁ ˈveɪkeɪt] verb [transitive] formal 1. HUMAN RESOURCES to leave a job, position etc: • Mr Jones was elected to fill the board seat vacated by Mr Carlisle 2 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Vacate — Va cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vacated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vacating}.] [L. vacare, vacatum, to be empty. See {Vacant}.] 1. To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 vacate — (v.) 1640s, to make void, to annul, from L. vacatum, pp. of vacare to be empty (see VAIN (Cf. vain)). Meaning to leave, give up, quit (a place) is attested from 1791. Related: Vacated; vacating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 vacate — *annul, abrogate, void, quash …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 vacate — [v] leave empty abandon, abrogate, annul, clear, depart, discharge, dissolve, empty, evacuate, give up, go away, leave, move out, move out of, part with, quash, quit, relinquish, renounce, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, void, withdraw;… …

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  • 7 vacate — ► VERB 1) leave (a place). 2) give up (a position or job). ORIGIN Latin vacare leave empty …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 vacate — [vā′kāt΄, vā kāt′] vt. vacated, vacating [< L vacatus, pp. of vacare, to be empty] 1. to make vacant; specif., a) to cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation b) to leave (a house, room, etc.)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 vacate — vacatable, adj. /vay kayt/ or, esp. Brit., /veuh kayt , vay /, v., vacated, vacating. v.t. 1. to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment. 2. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.): to vacate the presidency of a… …

    Universalium

  • 10 vacate — verb a) To move out of a dwelling, either by choice or by eviction. I have to vacate my house by midday, as the new owner is moving in. b) To leave an office or position …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 vacate — va|cate [vəˈkeıt, veı US ˈveıkeıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of vacare; VACANT] 1.) to leave a job or position so that it is available for someone else to do ▪ Clay will vacate the position on June 19. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 vacate — UK [vəˈkeɪt] / US [ˈveɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms vacate : present tense I/you/we/they vacate he/she/it vacates present participle vacating past tense vacated past participle vacated formal 1) to leave a room, seat, or house so that it… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 vacate — va•cate [[t]ˈveɪ keɪt[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]vəˈkeɪt, veɪ [/t]] v. cat•ed, cat•ing 1) to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment[/ex] 2) to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.) 3) to render inoperative; annul: to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 vacate — To annul; to set aside; to cancel or rescind. To render an act void; as, to vacate an entry of record, or a judgment. As applied to a judgment or decree it is not synonymous with suspend which means to stay enforcement of judgment or decree. To… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 vacate — verb (vacated; vacating) Etymology: Latin vacatus, past participle of vacare Date: 1643 transitive verb 1. to make legally void ; annul 2. a. to deprive of an incumbent or occupant b. to give up the incumbency or occupancy of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 vacate — verb Vacate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑office, ↑premises, ↑room, ↑seat …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 vacate — [[t]veɪke͟ɪt, AM ve͟ɪkeɪt[/t]] vacates, vacating, vacated VERB If you vacate a place or a job, you leave it or give it up, making it available for other people. [FORMAL] [V n] He vacated the flat and went to stay with an uncle... [V n] He… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 vacate — verb (T) formal 1 to leave a job or position so that it is available for someone else to do 2 to leave a seat, room etc so that someone else can use it: Guests must vacate their rooms by 11 o clock …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 vacate — verb 1) he was forced to vacate the premises Syn: leave, move out of, evacuate, quit, depart from; abandon, desert Ant: occupy, inhabit 2) he will be vacating his post next year Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 vacate — verb 1) he was forced to vacate the premises Syn: leave, move out of, evacuate, quit, depart from 2) he will be vacating his post next year Syn: resign from, leave, stand down from, give up, bow out of …

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