Revoke Definition

rĭ-vōk
revoked, revokes, revoking
verb
revoked, revokes, revoking
To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling.
Her license was revoked.
American Heritage
To withdraw, repeal, rescind, cancel, or annul (a law, permit, etc.)
Webster's New World
To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege.
Webster's New World
To recall.
Webster's New World
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.
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noun
Failure to follow suit in a card game when required and able to do so.
American Heritage
The act or an instance of revoking.
Webster's New World

A renege; a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks in trick-taking card games serious enough to render the round invalid.

Wiktionary
A violation ranked in seriousness somewhat below overt cheating, with the status of a more minor offense only because, when it happens, it is usually accidental.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Revoke

Noun

Singular:
revoke
Plural:
revokes

Origin of Revoke

  • Middle English revoken from Old French revoquer from Latin revocāre re- re- vocāre to call wekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin revocare, re- + vox

    From Wiktionary

  • re- +‎ evoke

    From Wiktionary

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