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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 va·cate /ˈveˌket, veˈ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]