Share this entry

vacate
American English: /ˈveɪˌkeɪt/
British English: /veɪˈkeɪt/
, /vəˈkeɪt/

Translation of vacate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    (judgment/ruling)
    anular
    (contract)
    anular
    rescindir
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Definition of vacate in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: