Last modified on 9 November 2014, at 22:34

vacate

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vacātus, perfect participle of vacō.

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VerbEdit

vacate (third-person singular simple present vacates, present participle vacating, simple past and past participle vacated)

  1. 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.
  2. To leave an office or position.
    He vacated his coaching position because of the corruption scandal.
  3. To have a court judgement set aside; to annul.
    The judge vacated the earlier decision when new evidence was presented.
  4. 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!

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

vacate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of vacare
  2. second-person plural imperative of vacare
  3. feminine plural of vacato

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

vacāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of vacō