Etymology
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vacate (v.)

1640s, "to make void, to annul," from Latin vacatus, past participle of vacare "be empty, be void," from PIE *wak-, extended form of root *eue- "to leave, abandon, give out." Meaning "to leave, give up, quit" (a place) is attested from 1791. Related: Vacated; vacating.

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Definitions of vacate

vacate (v.)
leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily;
She vacated the position when she got pregnant
Synonyms: resign / renounce / give up
vacate (v.)
leave behind empty; move out of;
You must vacate your office by tonight
Synonyms: empty / abandon
vacate (v.)
cancel officially;
vacate a death sentence
From wordnet.princeton.edu