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va•cate

Pronunciation: (v?'k?t or, esp. Brit., vu-k?t', v?-), [key]
? v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
?v.t.
  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.
?v.i.
  1. to withdraw from occupancy; surrender possession: We will have to vacate when our lease expires.
  2. to give up or leave a position, office, etc.
  3. to leave; go away.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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