vacate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vacate

(verb) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
Synonyms : give up , renounce , resign
Example Sentence
  • She vacated the position when she got pregnant
  • The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds
(verb) leave behind empty; move out of
Synonyms : abandon , empty
Example Sentence
  • You must vacate your office by tonight
(verb) cancel officially
Example Sentence
  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

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