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English definition of “vacate”

vacate

verb [T]
 
 
/vəˈkeɪt/ US   /ˈveɪkeɪt/
HR, WORKPLACE to leave a job so that someone else must be found to do it: be vacated by sb No candidates have been named to fill the position vacated by the Chairman. vacate a job/post/seat
to leave a building, room, seat, etc. so that it is available for other people to use: After the sale was agreed, the company was given 12 weeks to vacate the building.
US LAW if a court's decision is vacated, it is changed so that it does not have to be obeyed: A $10 million lawsuit verdict has been vacated by a New Jersey state appeals court.
(Definition of vacate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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