Definition of “vacate” - English Dictionary

“vacate” in British English

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vacateverb [ T ]

uk /vəˈkeɪt/ /veɪˈkeɪt/ us /vəˈkeɪt/ /veɪˈkeɪt/ formal

(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 lawsuit verdict has been vacated by a New Jersey state appeals court.

(Definition of “vacate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)