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VERB (3)

1. leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily;
- Example: "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"
- Example: "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
[syn: vacate, resign, renounce, give up]

2. leave behind empty; move out of;
- Example: "You must vacate your office by tonight"
[syn: vacate, empty, abandon]

3. cancel officially;
- Example: "He revoked the ban on smoking"
- Example: "lift an embargo"
- Example: "vacate a death sentence"
[syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vacate \Va"cate\, v. 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] That after act vacating the authority of the precedent. --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster] The necessity of observing the Jewish Sabbath was vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's Day. --R. Nelson. [1913 Webster] 3. To defeat; to put an end to. [R.] [1913 Webster] He vacates my revenge. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vacate v 1: 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" [syn: vacate, resign, renounce, give up] 2: leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight" [syn: vacate, empty, abandon] 3: cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "vacate": abandon, abdicate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, abscond, annul, back out, be pensioned, be superannuated, beat a retreat, beg off, bow out, cancel, cede, clear, countermand, counterorder, cry off, demit, depart from, desert, disannul, disappear, discard, discharge, disgorge, dispense with, dispose of, dissolve, do away with, do without, drop, drop out, dump, empty, evacuate, forgo, forsake, forswear, get along without, get out of, get rid of, give away, give up, go back on, have done with, invalidate, jettison, jilt, kiss good-bye, leave, leave behind, leave flat, let go, make a sacrifice, make void, maroon, nullify, override, overrule, part with, pension off, pull out, quash, quit, quit cold, quitclaim, recall, recant, relinquish, remove, render up, renege, renounce, renounce the throne, repeal, repudiate, rescind, resign, retire, retire from office, retract, retreat, reverse, revoke, sacrifice, say goodbye to, set aside, spare, stand aside, stand down, step aside, superannuate, surrender, suspend, swear off, take leave of, throw over, throw up, vanish, void, waive, withdraw, withdraw from, write off, yield