1. [ verb ] (work) leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily
Synonyms: resign give_up renounce

"She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

Related terms: leave_office abdicate resignation
2. [ verb ] leave behind empty; move out of
Synonyms: abandon empty

"You must vacate your office by tonight"

Related terms: leave
3. [ verb ] annul by recalling or rescinding
Synonyms: rescind repeal lift countermand reverse annul overturn revoke

"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

Related terms: cancel renege reverse abrogation reversal vacation revocation
Similar spelling:   vast