Adjective "vacated" definition and examples

(Vacated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Leave (a place that one previously occupied)
  1. 'He should vacate the room not later than 12 o'clock noon.'
  2. 'Whenever a tenant vacates a flat, the rent is increased for the next tenant.'
  3. 'Some villages appeared to have been recently vacated, their neatly tended walled compounds of round mud huts and peaked thatched roofs empty of people and animals.'
  4. 'They were required to vacate their offices and return all university property in their possession.'
  5. 'As it was quiz night, we decided to vacate our table and eat in the dining room, which like the bar is stuffed with interesting objects and bric-a-brac - all of which is for sale.'
  6. 'Work will commence as soon as arrangements can be made to vacate the premises.'
  7. 'Most of the U.S. manufacturer's 270-strong workforce have vacated the site, which has now been ‘completely gutted’.'
  8. 'We were also asked to vacate our table as soon as we had paid the bill.'
  9. 'I'd like to press on right now, as we have to vacate the room at noon tomorrow.'
  10. 'He said many buildings in Dublin due to be vacated will still be occupied by staff who do not want to move.'
  11. 'he vacated his office as Director'
  12. 'That figure does not include the cost of filling positions that have been vacated by members of the National Guard.'
  13. 'She will vacate the position in May.'
  14. 'The move followed several months of rumours and speculations on who was going to fill the position vacated by the former executive director.'
  15. 'The Scottish Arts Council has asked the Executive for permission to increase the salary for its recently vacated top post.'
  16. 'The 47-year-old vacated the same position at Aberdeen last weekend after almost three years in the job.'
  17. 'As talented executives and managers graduate to larger leadership roles, they vacate positions that need to be filled by equally gifted people.'
  18. 'Formerly an administrator for the Mid-Atlantic region, McCabe replaces Peter Robinson, who vacated the position in August.'
  19. 'She replaces Suzanne Weedman, who vacated the position in September 2002.'
  20. 'Within this context, it is difficult to summon up sympathy for any of the men who have been asked to vacate their positions.'
  21. 'The Community Beat Officer post recently vacated will also be filled shortly.'
Cancel or annul (a judgement, contract, or charge)
  1. 'I confirm that upon payment of the required amount the Board will vacate its charge.'
  2. 'On 4th March 1998 the trial date was vacated at the defence's request.'
  3. 'A motion is now pending to vacate the certificate of pending litigation.'

More definitions

1. to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment.

2. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.): to vacate the presidency of a firm.

3. to render inoperative; deprive of validity; void; annul: to vacate a legal judgment.

4. to cause to be empty or unoccupied; make vacant: to vacate one's mind of worries. verb (used without object), vacated, vacating.

5. to withdraw from occupancy; surrender possession: We will

More examples(as adjective)

"seats can be vacated by people."

"seats can be vacated."

"posts can be vacated."

"areas can be vacated."

"positions can be vacated."

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(vacate)Mid 17th century (as a legal term, also in the sense ‘make ineffective’): from Latin vacat- ‘left empty’, from the verb vacare.