Translation of vacate in Spanish:

vacate

Pronunciation: /ˈveɪkeɪt; veɪˈkeɪt; və-/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (move out of) [formal] [building] desocupar, desalojar; [seat/hotel room] dejar libre; [job/post] abandonar, dejar to vacate the premises desocupar or desalojar el local
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    • The churches recently vacated the land to make way for the proposed developments.
    • In previous years they'd vacated the area by the middle of July.
    • I'd like to press on right now, as we have to vacate the room at noon tomorrow.
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    • The move followed several months of rumours and speculations on who was going to fill the position vacated by the former executive director.
    • The 47-year-old vacated the same position at Aberdeen last weekend after almost three years in the job.
    • All these things force her to vacate her position until she has been vindicated.
  • 2 (annul) [Law/Derecho] [judgment/ruling] anular; [contract] anular, rescindir
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    • I confirm that upon payment of the required amount the Board will vacate its charge.
    • If this is acceptable, we will of course vacate the hearing on 5th July.
    • In view of the errors in law so found, the appeal will be allowed and the conviction and sentence will be vacated.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.