Simple Definition of vacate
: to leave (a job or position)
: to leave (a seat, hotel room, etc.)
law : to say officially that (a legal judgment) is no longer valid
Full Definition of vacate
1 : to make legally void : annul
2 a : to deprive of an incumbent or occupant b : to give up the incumbency or occupancy of
: to vacate an office, post, or tenancy
Examples of vacate
She refused to vacate her post even under increased pressure.
The election will fill the congressional seat vacated by the retiring senator.
The police told everyone to vacate the premises.
Students must vacate their rooms at the end of the semester.
The court vacated the conviction.
Origin of vacate
Latin vacatus, past participle of vacare
First Known Use: 1643
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