Examples of vacate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of vacate from the Web
Back in Washington, Mr. Bannon had vacated his office and was returning to his old employer, the right-wing website Breitbart News.
In a 2-1 ruling, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated the previous preliminary injunctions from a federal judge that prevented the state from suspending Medicaid payments for services patients received from Planned Parenthood.
According to Field, Russell vacated their home while Reidy-Russell was visiting family in Florida and told her about it after the fact.
The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
Recently, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has emerged as a more likely pick for Kelly’s vacated post, an apparent vote of no-confidence in his current position.
After new DNA evidence corroborated his version of the events, New York County district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau vacated the convictions of the defendants, who all had already served their time and had been released.
In Boone County in May, it was interjected in sensational fashion in a case in which a judge vacated a life sentence in a notorious murder.
For weeks, Moscow has been ratcheting up the pressure on the Trump administration to return two alleged Russian spy compounds, in Maryland and Long Island, which President Barack Obama ordered vacated at the end of last year.
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Origin and Etymology of vacate
First Known Use: 1643See Words from the same year
Synonymsabate, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, disannul, dissolve, invalidate, negate, null, nullify, quash, repeal, rescind, roll back, strike down, abolish, void
Related Wordscountermand, override, overrule, overturn, veto; abort, call, call off, drop, recall, retract, reverse, revoke, suspend, withdraw; ban, enjoin, forbid, outlaw, prohibit; disallow, dismiss, reject; annihilate, break down, eliminate, eradicate, erase, liquidate, remove, throw out, write off
Near Antonymsenact, lay down, legislate; establish, found, institute; formalize, legalize, legitimate, legitimize, validate; pass, ratify; allow, approve, authorize, clear, endorse (also indorse), permit, sanction, warrant; command, decree, mandate, order, prescribe
VACATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vacate for English Language Learners
: 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
VACATE Defined for Kids
Definition of vacate for Students
- The tenants vacated the house.
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