Vacated

/veɪˈkeɪt/

Origin

1635–45; < Latin vacātus past participle of vacāre to be empty; see -ate1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Mid 17th century (as a legal term, also in the sense ‘make ineffective’): from Latin vacat- ‘left empty’, from the verb vacare. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Vacated

Vacated

verb (used with object)

  1. to give up possession or occupancy of:
  2. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.):
  3. to render inoperative; deprive of validity; void; annul:
  4. to cause to be empty or unoccupied; make

dictionary.com

Vacated

verb (used without object)

  1. to withdraw from occupancy; surrender possession:
  2. to give up or leave a position, office, etc.
  3. to leave; go away.

dictionary.com

Vacated

verb

  1. to cause (something) to be empty, esp by departing from or abandoning itto vacate a room
  2. (also intr) to give up the tenure, possession, or occupancy of (a place, post, etc); leave or quit
  3. law to cancel or rescind to make void or of no effect; annul

dictionary.com

Vacated

verb

  1. Leave (a place that one previously occupied)
  2. Cancel or annul (a judgement, contract, or charge)

lexico.com

Vacated

verb

  1. : to deprive of an incumbent or occupant
  2. : to give up the incumbency or occupancy of
  3. : to make legally void : annul
  4. : to vacate an office, post, or tenancy

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Vacated

  1. A few days later, a studio functionary called to say the offices were to be vacated.
  2. The second district is an open seat, vacated by Republican Shelley Moore Capito to run for Senate.
  3. Fayyad, of course, rose to the role of prime minister only when the office was vacated by Hamas.
  4. Appointed by disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, he served less than two years in the Senate seat Obama vacated.
  5. Here in Tampa, as we vacated our seats, we were followed by guests from The New York Times and then The Washington Post.
  6. Soon the crowd of simple guests is seated at table in the large sitting-room, which we have vacated for the occasion.
  7. All the bunks were vacated except two, which contained corpses, apparently.
  8. One bamboo chair had already been vacated by its occupant; in the other, sat a young English lady.
  9. Then he left and we vacated the state parlour at once for the kitchen, where my sister and Biddy were sitting.
  10. The practice of these islands is that one of the two encomiendas is vacated.

Related words & Synonyms

relinquish, quit, annul, revoke, reverse, renounce, void, evacuate, dissolve, quash, withdraw, abandon, depart, empty, rescind, leave, discharge, clear, retract, abrogate

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