1. leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

- She vacated the position when she got pregnant

Similar word(s): renounce, resign

Definition categories: social, quit, resign

2. leave behind empty; move out of

- You must vacate your office by tonight

Similar word(s): abandon, empty

Definition categories: motion, leave

3. cancel officially

- vacate a death sentence

Similar word(s): annul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke

Definition categories: communication, cancel

Sentences with vacate as a verb:

- 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.

- He vacated his coaching position because of the corruption scandal.

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

- If you do not immediately vacate the area, we will make you leave with tear gas!