va·cate (vākāt′, vā-kāt)
v. va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing, va·cates
a. To cease to occupy (a lodging or place); leave: vacate an apartment.
b. To cease to hold (a job or position): vacated his position on the firm's board.
2. Law To make void or annul (an erroneous lower court decision): vacate a death sentence.
To leave a lodging, place, job, or position.
[Latin vacāre, vacāt-, to be empty; see euə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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