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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

Full Definition of revoke

re·vokedre·vok·ing

  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

re·vok·er noun

Examples of revoke

  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



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