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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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