What does the word evacuate mean?

Usage examples for evacuate

  1. Meanwhile, General Burgoyne, a man of fashion as well as an officer, had begun his march southward from Lake Champlain with 7, 500 men and some Indian allies, forced the Americans to evacuate Fort Ticonderoga without a blow, and chased the garrison to the southward and eastward. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  2. The proposal read as follows: That the Republican troops should at once evacuate British territory, compensation to be given for the damage to property, etc. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  3. Major Anderson had been requested to state the time at which he would evacuate the fort, if unmolested, agreeing in the mean time not to use his guns against the city and the troops defending it unless Fort Sumter should be first attacked by them. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis