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Definition of REVOKE

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Revoke \Re*voke"\, v. i. (Card Playing) To fail to follow suit when holding a card of the suit led, in violation of the rule of the game; to renege. --Hoyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Revoke \Re*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revoked};p. pr. & vb. n. {Revoking}.] [F. r['e]voquer, L. revocare; pref. re- re- + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See {Voice}, and cf. {Revocate}.]
     1. To call or bring back; to recall. [Obs.]
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              The faint sprite he did revoke again, To her frail mansion of morality.     --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence, to annul, by recalling or taking back; to repeal; to rescind; to cancel; to reverse, as anything granted by a special act; as,, to revoke a will, a license, a grant, a permission, a law, or the like. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To hold back; to repress; to restrain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              [She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     4. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     5. To call back to mind; to recollect. [Obs.]
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              A man, by revoking and recollecting within himself former passages, will be still apt to inculcate these sad memoris to his conscience.  --South. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To abolish; recall; repeal; rescind; countermand; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See {Abolish}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Revoke \Re*voke"\, n. (Card Playing)
     The act of revoking.
     [1913 Webster]

           She [Sarah Battle] never made a revoke.  --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "revoke":
     abjure, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, assert the contrary, back down, back out, backwater, belie, bring to naught, cancel, cite, climb down, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, countermand, counterorder, crawfish out, cross, deny, disaffirm, disallow, disannul, disavow, disclaim, dismantle, disown, disprove, dispute, do away with, eat crow, eat humble pie, erase, expunge, forswear, gainsay, impugn, invalidate, join issue upon, lift, make void, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, override, overrule, quash, recall, recant, recollect, refuse to admit, refute, remember, remind, reminisce, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, rescind, retain, retract, retrospect, reverse, revive, set aside, suspend, swallow, take back, take issue with, undo, unsay, vacate, veto, void, waive, withdraw, write off


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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