What are some opposite words for vacate?

Antonyms for vacate
ˈveɪ keɪt; esp. Brit. vəˈkeɪt, veɪ-

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term vacate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacate, resign, renounce, give up(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    empty, allow, abandon, forfeit, abdicate, cede, annul, release, resign, forgo, spare, kick, throw in, lift, surrender, stop, fall by the wayside, rescind, lay off, waive, throw overboard, reconcile, disown, throw in the towel, give up, overturn, repeal, leave office, repudiate, relinquish, step down, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, reverse, discontinue, revoke, drop out, free, submit, part with, forego, quit, dispense with, countermand, foreswear, drop by the wayside

  2. vacate, empty, abandon(verb)

    leave behind empty; move out of

    "You must vacate your office by tonight"

    Synonyms:
    overturn, abandon, lift, annul, rescind, countermand, discharge, evacuate, reverse, renounce, desolate, give up, resign, desert, revoke, empty, forsake, void, repeal

  3. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

    Synonyms:
    nullify, cabbage, revolutionise, hook, bring down, rise, wind, avoid, quash, hoist, annul, elevate, uprise, resign, empty, abandon, overrule, lift, turn over, nobble, go up, pinch, overthrow, plagiarize, arise, invert, abstract, rescind, bowl over, come up, turn back, bring up, plagiarise, pilfer, filch, change by reversal, give up, purloin, snarf, subvert, overturn, repeal, invalidate, override, raise, revolutionize, renounce, sneak, tip over, get up, upset, move up, swipe, reverse, airlift, revoke, rear, tump over, turn, face-lift, knock over, rustle, void, countermand

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vacate

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, withdraw from

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vacate

    Antonyms:
    hold, retain, fill, occupy, substantiate

    Synonyms:
    resign, surrender, annul, invalidate, abrogate, neutralize

How to use vacate in a sentence?

  1. Saidi Meck Sadiki:

    We have repeatedly warned them to vacate for their own safety but none of them heeded our call.

  2. Joel Keller:

    This is directed at that knucklehead who, when asked by a courteous person to vacate a seat, refuses to do so.

  3. Ken Thompson:

    The people of Brooklyn elected me to ensure that justice is done and that is what my decision to vacate Derrick Hamilton’s conviction reflects.

  4. Blake Farenthold:

    I'm not going to support a 'vacate the chair' until we got somebody I think can do a better job than Boehner, there's no point throwing Boehner out until there is somebody to replace him.

  5. Isaiah Kiplagat:

    We are going to wait for recommendations from the (Athletics Kenya) executive. Non-elected people cannot decide our fate. It’s clear, only elected officials can ask one to vacate the office.

How to pronounce vacate?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say vacate in sign language?

  1. vacate

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