Vacating

/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 Vacating

Vacating

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

Vacating

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

Vacating

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

Vacating

verb

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

lexico.com

Vacating

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 Vacating

  1. Letterman is vacating the show “sometime next year,” ending a spectacular and hilarious 30-year run in late-night television.
  2. Vacating the earlier convictions and sentences seems nothing more than the parties' desire to get the deal done.
  3. It will readily be conceded, that the vacating of the former office is the condition of the acceptance of the latter.
  4. Vacating this post in the year following, he remained without employ up to the year 1821.
  5. Peters was also there, packing up the personal effects of the dead man preparatory to vacating the apartment.
  6. In vacating the hut, the last occupants had left some of the furnishings behind them.
  7. He walked to the bench which the players were vacating, Clint following, and seated himself.

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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