Vacate is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand vacate (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use vacate in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of vacate, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of vacate, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - cancel officially
EXAMPLES - Vacate in a Sentence
- Moeller said the layoff was jarring -- he and others had to "vacate" the same day. (source)
- Shell later withdrew the permit application, prompting the court to vacate the ruling. (source)
- The city told people to vacate the plaza and remove all personal belongings immediately. (source)
- City of Albuquerque officials had given Second Chance until Jan. 31 to vacate the building. (source)
- A Puerto Rican court authorized the eviction, although the order to vacate is still pending. (source)
- If the urge strikes, he is free to vacate the office for weeks at a time to think things through. (source)
- At this point an eviction notice is sent demanding that any persons vacate the premises immediately. (source)
- In all, the U.S. plans to vacate four of its bases in Europe, turning them over to the German government. (source)
- The state treasurer, according to Harris, had called about the Senate seat President-elect Obama was set to vacate. (source)
- He was to vacate the Central Command post after his expected confirmation, giving Obama another key opening to fill. (source)
- Today, though, Republicans were coming out strong; Senator John Cornyn and others calling on Reid to vacate his post. (source)
- The application to vacate the stay of the District Court's injunction and to stay the mandate of the United States Court of (source)
- On Saturday, faced with a city-delivered Jan. 31 deadline to vacate, Second Chance officials moved the last of its inmates out. (source)
- "vacate" (such a nicer word than "forfeit") as many as 14 wins from the past two years, the Paterno-Bowden race is basically over. (source)
- Bloomberg News Worldwide Plaza Just a few weeks ago, Young & Rubicam announced plans to vacate the building to move to 3 Columbus Circle. (source)
- In 2006, she petitioned the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County to "vacate" her guilty plea and dismiss the two 2000 felony convictions. (source)
- That spring, with the entire country teetering on an emotional brink, perhaps waiting for a signal from McCarthy, Gene seemed to vacate the scene. (source)
- In early 2007, developer Harry Macklowe bought it as part of a portfolio for $1.74 billion, only to see its largest tenant vacate later that year and leave. (source)
- She decided that she and her staff this summer would vacate their offices, which will be turned into nine classrooms for middle schoolers and teachers next year. (source)
- The exception: "The 100 people down on the food chain who couldn't move up because she didn't vacate the seat," he said, noting that some of them are his clients. (source)
- UPDATE: The USC football team has been stripped of its 2004 national championship victory and must vacate its entire 2005 season, according to ESPN's Bruce Feldman. (source)
- During my final conversation with ASC, that day, I was told I should begin making preparations to vacate the property before the sheriff executed an eviction notice. (source)
- He said the formation of Indian National Army by Netaji was the first triumph of INC but for British rulers a big set back, which ultimately compelled them to vacate India. (source)
- Sharapova and Kvitova also kept alive their chances of claiming the top ranking, which Caroline Wozniacki will vacate on Monday after her quarter-final loss to Kim Clijsters. (source)
- In cases where an individual has "directly or indirectly" misrepresented their circumstances, the Minister of Public Safety could "vacate" their refugee status and have them removed. (source)
- The lease has a vacate clause that could be invoked in mid-August, when Jost said the Census Bureau expects to be finished with its work counting people who didn't mail in their forms. (source)
- For its rule breaking, Alabama football was placed on three years 'probation ( "Don't you guys mess up again, or else!") and forced to "vacate" a number of wins from 2005-07, the end of the (source)
- Because in the present era from 2002 till now the salaries of govt. servants have been increased up to 300%, so no govt. servant would be voluntarily please to vacate the seat by retirement. (source)
- They forced them to vacate their room and move to a large room in another part of Hongkew, which they had to share with another couple separated only by a sheet hung in the middle of the room. (source)
- But in a place like the United Nations, renovation is not high on the agenda so it is put off for years, for decades until there is a crisis "where you have to vacate and do it wholesale," he said. (source)
- It occurred to him that he was being foolish to leave what could be the only source of nourishment left on Vhiliinyar, but he felt an increasing urge to vacate the cave where his brother had once died. (source)
- What's truly crazy is that in civilised Bonn, in the heart of the European Union, the EU, formerly the champion of both international law and environmental integrity would vacate the field on both fronts. (source)
- So, when it comes to top level leadership they are acceptable, but when it comes to really women sharing power, sitting with men in parliament and also state assemblies, men do not want to vacate more seats. (source)
- LAKELAND | At the age of 79, Bobby Bowden isn't going to spend much time worrying whether the NCAA makes Florida State "vacate" 14 victories that will take him out of his personal competition with Joe Paterno. (source)
- The 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana called the petition an "unprecedented, meritless effort by a stranger" and directed an Orange County probate court to vacate its order for an investigation into the family's finances. (source)
- They were a volcanic abyss of unrestrained love with their hands every which way and you had to actually cross a damn street, vacate your brain, and say, "you two hellions are going to combust from all this torrid public defilement." (source)
- At the dinner, attended by Maroga; Bobby Godsell, then chairman of Eskom; and Eskom's non-executive directors, Daniel Dube and Lars Josefsson; Maroga was told that the Eskom board wanted him to "vacate" his position and that Godsell would remain as chairman. (source)
- La Esquina, an A-list eatery frequented by Kate Hudson, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, was issued an emergency vacate order by the Department of Buildings on May 7 because the underground, cellar-level restaurant had "combustible ceilings and inadequate egress." (source)
- It will continue in mid-June, when veterans who receive bonuses for completing off-season training will miss another payment Brandt, said his former team, the Packers, often relied on these training bonuses to keep veterans working in a city they might otherwise vacate. (source)
- The RIAA, the trade group representing the four largest record labels, informed Thomas-Rasset that it will accept $25,000 -- less than half of the court-reduced award -- if she agrees to ask the judge to "vacate" his decision of last week, which means removing his decision from the record. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "vacate" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 25 synonyms for vacate.
abandon, abrogate, annul, clear, depart, discharge, dissolve, empty, evacuate, give up, go away, leave, move out, move out of, part with, quash, quit, relinquish, renounce, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, void, withdraw
We have 19 antonyms for vacate.
allow, approve, come, continue, do, enforce, enter, fill, hold, keep, occupy, overflow, permit, remain, retain, sanction, stay, support, validate
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (vāˈkātˌ, vā-kātˈ)
View up to 25 definitions of vacate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To cease to occupy or hold; give up.
- (verb-transitive) To empty of occupants or incumbents.
- (verb-transitive) Law To make void or annul; countermand: vacate a death sentence.
- (verb-intransitive) To leave a job, office, or lodging.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To move out of a dwelling, either by choice or by eviction.
- (verb) To leave an office or position.
- (verb) To have a court judgement set aside; to annul.
- (verb) To leave an area, usually as a result of orders from public authorities in the event of a riot or natural disaster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying
- (verb-transitive) To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity
- (verb-transitive) To defeat; to put an end to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To make vacant; cause to be empty; quit the occupancy or possession of; leave empty or unoccupied: as, James II. vacated the throne.
- (None) To annul; make void; make of no authority or validity.
- (None) To defeat the purpose of; make void of meaning; make useless.
- (None) To quit; leave.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) cancel officially
- (verb) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
- (verb) leave behind empty; move out of