verbre·voked, re·vok·ing, re·vokes
To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling: Her license was revoked.
verb intransitive Games
To fail to follow suit in cards when required and able to do so.
Failure to follow suit in a card game when required and able to do so.
Origin of revoke
Middle English revoken from
Old French revoquer from
Latin revocāre re- re- vocāre to call
; see wekw-
in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present revokes, present participle revoking, simple past and past participle revoked)
- To cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing
- Your driver's license will be revoked.
- (intransitive) To fail to follow suit in a game of cards when holding a card in that suit.
- The act of revoking in a game of cards.
- A renege; a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks in trick-taking card games serious enough to render the round invalid.
- 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.
Latin revocare, re- + vox
(third-person singular simple present reëvokes, present participle reëvoking, simple past and past participle reëvoked)
- Evoke again.