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
Full Definition of revoke
1 : to annul by recalling or taking back : rescind <revoke a will>
2 : to bring or call back
: to fail to follow suit when able in a card game in violation of the rules
Examples of revoke in a sentence
The judge revoked her driver's license.
Their work permits were revoked.
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
Rhymes with revoke
ad hoc, backstroke, baroque, bespoke, blow smoke, breaststroke, brushstroke, bur oak, chain-smoke, convoke, cork oak, cowpoke, downstroke, evoke, ground stroke, heatstroke, holm oak, in-joke, invoke, keystroke, kinfolk, kinsfolk, menfolk, pin oak, post oak, presoak, provoke, red oak, scrub oak, she-oak, sidestroke, silk oak, slowpoke, sunchoke, sunstroke, tan oak, townsfolk, uncloak, unyoke, upstroke, white oak, workfolk
Definition of revoke
: an act or instance of revoking in a card game
First Known Use of revoke
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Definition of revoke for Students
: to take away or cancel <My driver's license was revoked.>
Legal Definition of revoke
: 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) esp. 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) esp. because of misconduct
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