What does vacate mean?

Definitions for vacateˈveɪ keɪt; esp. Brit. vəˈkeɪt, veɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vacate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacate, resign, renounce, give up(verb)

    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

    "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

  2. vacate, empty, abandon(verb)

    leave behind empty; move out of

    "You must vacate your office by tonight"

  3. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

Wiktionary

  1. vacate(Verb)

    To move out of a dwelling, either by choice or by eviction.

  2. vacate(Verb)

    To leave an office or position.

    He vacated his coaching position because of the corruption scandal.

  3. vacate(Verb)

    To have a court judgement set aside; to annul.

    The judge vacated the earlier decision when new evidence was presented.

  4. vacate(Verb)

    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!

  5. Origin: Latin vacare 'leave empty'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacate(verb)

    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. Vacate(verb)

    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

  3. Vacate(verb)

    to defeat; to put an end to

  4. Origin: [L. vacare, vacatum, to be empty. See Vacant.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Blake Farenthold:

    I'm not going to support a 'vacate the chair' until we got somebody I think can do a better job than Boehner, there's no point throwing Boehner out until there is somebody to replace him.

  2. District Attorney Jackie Lacey:

    Whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.

  3. Diane Kossman:

    As a prudent operator, we are temporarily shutting down Block 51 PSA field facilities to ensure the safety of our people. The shutdown will be progressed in a timely manner. Our personnel will vacate and production will cease.

  4. The WBO:

    The WBO World Championship Committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as the WBO Welterweight Champion of the World and vacate his title, for failing to comply with our WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests.

  5. District Attorney Jackie Lacey:

    In a few instances, new evidence is discovered and, on rare occasions, mistakes are found, whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.

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