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Meaning of REVOKE

Pronunciation:  ri'vowk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
  2. [v]  annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  3. [v]  fail to follow suit in a card game when able and required to do so

REVOKE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: annul, countermand, lift, overturn, renege, repeal, rescind, reverse, vacate
 See Also: cancel, card game, cards, error, fault, go back on, mistake, play, renege, renege on, renegue on, strike down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revoked};p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Revoking}.] [F. r['e]voquer, L. revocare; pref. re- re- +
    vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See {Voice}, and cf.
    1. To call or bring back; to recall. [Obs.]
             The faint sprite he did revoke again, To her frail
             mansion of morality.                  --Spenser.
    2. Hence, to annul, by recalling or taking back; to repeal;
       to rescind; to cancel; to reverse, as anything granted by
       a special act; as,, to revoke a will, a license, a grant,
       a permission, a law, or the like. --Shak.
    3. To hold back; to repress; to restrain. [Obs.]
             [She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke.
    4. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    5. To call back to mind; to recollect. [Obs.]
             A man, by revoking and recollecting within himself
             former passages, will be still apt to inculcate
             these sad memoris to his conscience.  --South.
    Syn: To abolish; recall; repeal; rescind; countermand; annul;
         abrogate; cancel; reverse. See {Abolish}.
  2. \Re*voke"\, v. i. (Card Playing)
    To fail to follow suit when holding a card of the suit led,
    in violation of the rule of the game; to renege. --Hoyle.
  3. \Re*voke"\, n. (Card Playing)
    The act of revoking.
          She [Sarah Battle] never made a revoke.  --Lamb.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: To cancel or nullify a legal document.