vacate (vacates, present participle vacating; past and past participle vacated)
- To move out of a dwelling, either by choice or by eviction.
- I have to vacate my house by midday, as the new owner is moving in.
- You are hereby ordered to vacate the premises within 14 days.
- To leave an office or position.
- He vacated his coaching position because of the corruption scandal.
- (law) To have a court judgement set aside; to annul.
- The judge vacated the earlier decision when new evidence was presented.
- To leave an area, usually as a result of orders from public authorities in the event of a riot or natural disaster.
- If you do not immediately vacate the area, we will make you leave with tear gas!
- Spanish: evacuar