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"vacate" in British English

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vacateverb [T]

uk   /vəˈkeɪt/ /veɪˈkeɪt/  us   /vəˈkeɪt/  /veɪˈkeɪt/ formal
to ​leave a ​room, ​building, ​chair, etc. so that it is ​available for other ​people: Hotel ​guests are ​requested to vacate ​theirrooms by ​noon. Denis vacates his ​job at the end of the ​week.
(Definition of vacate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vacate" in American English

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vacateverb [T]

 us   /ˈveɪ·keɪt, veɪˈkeɪt/
to ​leave a ​place or ​position: When he ​left the ​university, he had to vacate his university-provided ​housing.
(Definition of vacate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vacate" in Business English

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vacateverb [T]

uk   /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 ​lawsuitverdict has been vacated by a New Jersey ​stateappealscourt.
(Definition of vacate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vacate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 空出,腾出…
in Turkish boşaltmak, tahliye etmek…
in Russian освобождать (комнату, стул и т. д.)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空出,騰出…
in Polish zwalniać…
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