- To revoke is to take away something, to render some decree that has already been made unenforceable, or to make something invalid.
- An example of revoke is when a doctor has his hospital privileges taken away.
- An example of revoke is when a prison sentence is canceled and the prisoner is let free.
- to withdraw, repeal, rescind, cancel, or annul (a law, permit, etc.)
- Now Rare to recall
Origin: Middle English revoken from Middle French revoquer from Classical Latin revocare from re-, back plush vocare, to call: see voice
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verb re·voked, re·vok·ing, re·vokes verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English revoken, from Old French revoquer, from Latin revocāre : re-, re- + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
- re·vokˈer noun