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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of vacare; VACANT

vacate

verb
     
va‧cate [transitive] formal
1 to leave a job or position so that it is available for someone else to do:
Clay will vacate the position on June 19.
2 to leave a seat, room etc so that someone else can use it:
Guests must vacate their rooms by 11:00.

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