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Meaning of VACATE

Pronunciation:  vey'keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  2. [v]  leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
  3. [v]  leave voluntarily; of a job, post or position; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
 

VACATE is a 6 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: abandon, annul, countermand, empty, give up, lift, overturn, renounce, repeal, rescind, resign, reverse, revoke
 
 See Also: abdicate, cancel, go away, go back on, go forth, leave, leave office, quit, renege, renege on, renegue on, step down, strike down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 throne of England; the tenant vacated the
   house.

2. To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no
   authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a
   charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.

         That after act vacating the authority of the
         precedent.                            --Eikon
                                               Basilike.

         The necessity of observing the Jewish Sabbath was
         Vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's
         Day.                                  --R. Nelson.

3. To defeat; to put an end to. [R.]

         He vacates my revenge.                --Dryden.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: To set aside.
 

 

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