Vacate Definition

vākāt, vā-kāt
vacated, vacates, vacating
vacated, vacates, vacating
To cease to occupy (a lodging or place); leave.
Vacate an apartment.
American Heritage
To make vacant.
Webster's New World
To cease to hold (a job or position).
Vacated his position on the firm's board.
American Heritage
To spend a vacation.
Webster's New World
To make an office, position, place, etc. vacant.
Webster's New World

Origin of Vacate

  • Latin vacāre vacāt- to be empty euə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vacātus, perfect participle of vacō.

    From Wiktionary

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