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va•cate



Pronunciation: (vā'kāt or, esp. Brit., vu-kāt', vā-), [key]
v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.


v.t.
1. to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment.
2. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.): to vacate the presidency of a firm.
3. to render inoperative; deprive of validity; void; annul: to vacate a legal judgment.
4. to cause to be empty or unoccupied; make vacant: to vacate one's mind of worries.

v.i.
1. to withdraw from occupancy; surrender possession: We will have to vacate when our lease expires.
2. to give up or leave a position, office, etc.
3. to leave; go away.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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