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Webster 1913 Edition


Vacate

Va′cate

,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vacate

VA'CATE

, v.t.
1.
To annul; to made void; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a charter.
The necessity of observing the Jewish sabbath was vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's day.
2.
To make vacant; to quit possession and leave destitute. It was resolved by parliament that James had vacated the throne of England.
3.
To defeat; to put an end to.
He vacates my revenge. [Unusual.]

Definition 2021


vacate

vacate

English

Verb

vacate (third-person singular simple present vacates, present participle vacating, simple past and past participle vacated)

  1. 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.
    You are hereby ordered to vacate the premises within 14 days.
  2. To leave an office or position.
    He vacated his coaching position because of the corruption scandal.
  3. To have a court judgement set aside; to annul.
    The judge vacated the earlier decision when new evidence was presented.
  4. To leave an area, usually as a result of orders from public authorities in the event of a riot or natural disaster.
    If you do not immediately vacate the area, we will make you leave with tear gas!

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Italian

Verb

vacate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of vacare
  2. second-person plural imperative of vacare
  3. feminine plural of vacato

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Latin

Verb

vacāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of vacō