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.
Recent Examples of revoke from the Web
Despite the school pressuring its social organizations to go co-ed, Harvard's Fox Club has revoked the provisional memberships of nine women, and effectively returned to being an all-male association.
Last year, he was placed on probation in a drug distribution case, and prosecutors have filed a motion to have his probation revoked, according to court records.
This year, the cabinet attempted to revoke EMW's license and close the clinic, also citing alleged deficiencies with its transfer agreements.
Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican senator, had been calling for Bears Ears to be revoked entirely.
Once a detainer is lodged, the possibility of bail is revoked.
Rogers, who has previously received campaign donations from Mucho Gusto's principal Robert Terzich, will be left to determine whether to fine, suspend or revoke the company's liquor license.
Bottled Blonde could be fined or have its liquor license suspended or revoked if a hearing officer eventually finds in favor of the city.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 21 and must remain in custody until then, after his bond was revoked due to his third positive drug test.
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Did You Know?
Since vocare means "to call" in Latin, to revoke is to "call back". Your driver's license could be revoked after about three convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol; some people's licenses are even revoked for life. You could get your passport revoked if a judge thought you had violated the terms of your bail and suspected you might skip the country. And if you're out of prison on probation and violate the terms of probation, it will probably be revoked and you'll end up back in the slammer.
Definition of revoke
: an act or instance of revoking in a card game
First Known Use of revoke
REVOKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of revoke for English Language Learners
: to officially cancel the power or effect of (something, such as a law, license, agreement, etc.) : to make (something) not valid
REVOKE Defined for Kids
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) 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
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