Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb vacate

3 senses of vacate

Sense 1
vacate, resign, renounce, give up -- (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds")
       => leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")

Sense 2
vacate, empty, abandon -- (leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Sense 3
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate -- (cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence")
       => cancel, strike down -- (declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law")

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