[ UK /vˈe‍ɪke‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈveɪkeɪt/ ]
  1. cancel officially
    lift an embargo
    vacate a death sentence
    He revoked the ban on smoking
  2. leave behind empty; move out of
    You must vacate your office by tonight
  3. 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
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How To Use vacate In A Sentence

  • Hotel guests are requested to vacate their rooms by twelve noon.
  • In previous years they'd vacated the area by the middle of July.
  • It's also much more expensive to clean up and much more damaging to the proprietor seen as they usually cannot use a room I've just vacated - not until the fumigators have finished anyway.
  • Guests are requested to vacate their rooms by noon on the day of departure.
  • They were all in their street clothes, so I'd figured they'd vacated the locker room with the intention of going home… until they'd noticed the basketballs.
  • That figure does not include the cost of filling positions that have been vacated by members of the National Guard.
  • The Scottish Arts Council has asked the Executive for permission to increase the salary for its recently vacated top post.
  • Some villages appeared to have been recently vacated, their neatly tended walled compounds of round mud huts and peaked thatched roofs empty of people and animals.
  • He vacated the flat and went to stay with an uncle.
  • He would like an assurance that other forces will not move into the territory that his forces vacate.
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