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vacate

va·cate

vacate

 
 
pronunciation:
veI keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vacated, vacates, vacating
definition: to make vacant or unoccupied by leaving.
They vacated the room just as the new guests were arriving.She announced that she will vacate her position on the governor's staff.
 
antonyms:
inhabit, occupy
similar words:
abandon, depart, empty, evacuate, leave, quit, resign, void
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to leave or surrender a job or location.
I plan to vacate just as soon as my new job is assured.
synonyms:
depart, leave, quit, resign
similar words:
abdicate, evacuate, split, surrender, withdraw
Word Parts
The word vacate contains the following parts:
vac Latin root that means empty
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).