—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.