English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'vacate'

(verb) 
Definition
to cause (something) to be empty by leaving
I vacated the flat and went back to stay with my parents.
Synonyms
leave
Just pack your bags and leave.
She was not allowed to leave the country.
,
quit
Police were called when he refused to quit the building.
,
move out of
,
give up
,
withdraw from
,
evacuate
The residents have evacuated the area.
,
depart from
,
go away from
,
leave empty
,
relinquish possession of
(verb) 
Definition
to give up (a job or position)
She recently vacated her post as Finance Director.
Synonyms
quit
He figured he would quit his job before he was fired.
,
leave
I left school with no qualifications.
,
resign from
,
give up
,
withdraw from
,
chuck (informal)
Last summer, he chucked his job and went on the road.
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retire from
,
relinquish
He does not intend to relinquish power.
,
renounce
He renounced his claim to the throne.
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walk out on
,
pack in (informal)
,
abdicate
Edward chose to abdicate the throne, rather than give Mrs Simpson up.
,
step down from (informal)
,
stand down from

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abdicate
Edward chose to abdicate the throne, rather than give Mrs Simpson up.
in the sense of chuck
Definition
to give up
Last summer, he chucked his job and went on the road.
Synonyms
give up or over,
resign from,
pack in,
jack in (informal)
in the sense of evacuate
Definition
to empty (a place) of people because it has become dangerous
The residents have evacuated the area.
Synonyms
depart (from),
withdraw from,
pull out of,
move out of,
decamp from

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