Definition of vacate
1 : to make legally void : annul
2a : to deprive of an incumbent or occupantb : to give up the incumbency or occupancy of
: to vacate an office, post, or tenancy
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.
Origin and Etymology of vacate
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law : to say officially that (a legal judgment) is no longer valid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
: to leave empty or not used <The tenants vacated the house.>
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