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 for vacate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vacate \Va"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vacated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Vacating.] [L. vacare, vacatum, to be empty. See Vacant.]
     1. To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or
        occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James
        had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the
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     2. To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no
        authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a
        charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.
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              That after act vacating the authority of the
              precedent.                            --Eikon
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              The necessity of observing the Jewish Sabbath was
              vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's
              Day.                                  --R. Nelson.
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     3. To defeat; to put an end to. [R.]
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              He vacates my revenge.                --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: 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" [syn:
           vacate, resign, renounce, give up]
      2: leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office
         by tonight" [syn: vacate, empty, abandon]
      3: cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an
         embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke, annul,
         lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn,
         rescind, vacate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "vacate":
     abandon, abdicate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, abscond, annul,
     back out, be pensioned, be superannuated, beat a retreat, beg off,
     bow out, cancel, cede, clear, countermand, counterorder, cry off,
     demit, depart from, desert, disannul, disappear, discard,
     discharge, disgorge, dispense with, dispose of, dissolve,
     do away with, do without, drop, drop out, dump, empty, evacuate,
     forgo, forsake, forswear, get along without, get out of,
     get rid of, give away, give up, go back on, have done with,
     invalidate, jettison, jilt, kiss good-bye, leave, leave behind,
     leave flat, let go, make a sacrifice, make void, maroon, nullify,
     override, overrule, part with, pension off, pull out, quash, quit,
     quit cold, quitclaim, recall, recant, relinquish, remove,
     render up, renege, renounce, renounce the throne, repeal,
     repudiate, rescind, resign, retire, retire from office, retract,
     retreat, reverse, revoke, sacrifice, say goodbye to, set aside,
     spare, stand aside, stand down, step aside, superannuate,
     surrender, suspend, swear off, take leave of, throw over, throw up,
     vanish, void, waive, withdraw, withdraw from, write off, yield

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