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revoke

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verb, re·voke \ri-ˈvōk\

Simple Definition of revoke

  • : to officially cancel the power or effect of (something, such as a law, license, agreement, etc.) : to make (something) not valid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of revoke

revokedrevoking

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to annul by recalling or taking back :  rescind <revoke a will>

  3. 2 :  to bring or call back

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to fail to follow suit when able in a card game in violation of the rules

revoker noun

Examples of revoke in a sentence

  1. The judge revoked her driver's license.

  2. Their work permits were revoked.

  3. Their privileges were revoked after they misbehaved.



Origin of revoke

Middle English, from Anglo-French revocer, revoquer, from Latin revocare, from re- + vocare to call, from voc-, vox voice — more at voice


First Known Use: 14th century


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revoke

noun re·voke

Definition of revoke

  1. :  an act or instance of revoking in a card game



1709

First Known Use of revoke

1709


REVOKE Defined for Kids

revoke

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verb re·voke \ri-ˈvōk\

Definition of revoke for Students

revokedrevoking

  1. :  to take away or cancel <My driver's license was revoked.>




Law Dictionary

revoke

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transitive verb re·voke \ri-ˈvōk\

Legal Definition of revoke

revokedrevoking

  1. :  to annul by recalling or taking back: as a :  to destroy the effectiveness of (one's will) by executing another or by an act of destruction (as tearing in half) b :  to put an end to (a trust) c :  to withdraw (an offer) especially before acceptance d :  to withdraw (acceptance of goods) by refusing to keep goods because of nonconformity — see also rejection e :  to take back (as a license or a grant of parole or probation) especially because of misconduct

revoker noun




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