va·cate /ˈveˌket, veˈ/
Va·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vacated p. pr. & vb. n. Vacating.]
1. To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house.
2. To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.
That after act vacating the authority of the precedent. --Eikon Basilike.
The necessity of observing the Jewish Sabbath was vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's Day. --R. Nelson.
3. To defeat; to put an end to. [R.]
He vacates my revenge. --Dryden.
v 1: leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She
vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The
chairman resigned when he was found to have
misappropriated funds" [syn: resign, renounce, give
2: leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your
office by tonight" [syn: empty, abandon]
3: annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on
smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
[syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse,
repeal, overturn, rescind]