[ ri-vohk ]
/ rɪˈvoʊk /

verb (used with object), re·voked, re·vok·ing.

to take back or withdraw; annul, cancel, or reverse; rescind or repeal: to revoke a decree.
to bring or summon back.

verb (used without object), re·voked, re·vok·ing.

Cards. to fail to follow suit when possible and required; renege.


Cards. an act or instance of revoking.

Origin of revoke

1300–50; Middle English revoken < Latin revocāre to call again, equivalent to re- re- + vocāre to call


re·vok·er, nounre·vok·ing·ly, adverbun·re·voked, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for revoke

/ (rɪˈvəʊk) /


(tr) to take back or withdraw; cancel; rescindto revoke a law
(intr) cards to break a rule of play by failing to follow suit when able to do so; renege


cards the act of revoking; a renege

Derived forms of revoke

revoker, noun

Word Origin for revoke

C14: from Latin revocāre to call back, withdraw, from re- + vocāre to call
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