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English verb: vacate

1. vacate (social) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

SamplesShe vacated the position when she got pregnant.
The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds.

Synonymsgive up, renounce, resign

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)leave office, quit, resign, step down

Narrower (hyponym)abdicate, renounce

2. vacate (motion) leave behind empty; move out of

SamplesYou must vacate your office by tonight.

Synonymsabandon, empty

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

3. vacate (communication) cancel officially

SamplesHe revoked the ban on smoking.
Lift an embargo.
Vacate a death sentence.

Synonymsannul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down

Narrower (hyponym)go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on

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