revoke

  • 1 revoke — re·voke /ri vōk/ vt re·voked, re·vok·ing: to annul by recalling or taking back: as a: to destroy the effectiveness of (a will) by executing another or by an act of destruction (as tearing or crossing out) b: to put an end to (a trust) c: to… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 revoke — re‧voke [rɪˈvəʊk ǁ ˈvoʊk] verb [transitive] LAW to officially state that a law, official document, agreement etc is no longer effective: • We had no alternative but to revoke the contract. revocable adjective : • Four events are mentioned that… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 revoke — revoke, reverse, repeal, rescind, recall are close synonyms when they mean to abrogate by undoing something previously done, especially in legal context. Revoke implies a calling back, annulling, abrogating; thus, a testator may revoke his will… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 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.] [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 revoke — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. revoquer, from L. revocare rescind, call back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + vocare to call, related to vox (gen. vocis) voice, sound, tone, call (see VOICE (Cf. voice) (n.)). Relat …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 revoke — [v] take back; cancel abjure, abolish, abrogate, annul, back out of, backpedal*, call back, call off, countermand, counterorder, declare null and void*, deny, disclaim, dismantle, dismiss, disown, erase, expunge, forswear, invalidate, lift,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 revoke — ► VERB ▪ end the validity or operation of (a decree, decision, or promise). DERIVATIVES revocable adjective revocation noun revoker noun. ORIGIN Latin revocare call back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 revoke — [ri vōk′] vt. revoked, revoking [ME revoken < MFr revoquer < L revocare < re , back + vocare, to call: see VOICE] 1. to withdraw, repeal, rescind, cancel, or annul (a law, permit, etc.) 2. Now Rare to recall vi. Card Games to fail to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Revoke — In trick taking card games, a revoke (or renege) is a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks serious enough to render the round invalid. A revoke is a violation ranked in seriousness somewhat below overt cheating, with the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 revoke — UK [rɪˈvəʊk] / US [rɪˈvoʊk] verb [transitive] Word forms revoke : present tense I/you/we/they revoke he/she/it revokes present participle revoking past tense revoked past participle revoked to officially say that something is no longer legal, for …

    English dictionary

  • 13 Revoke — Re|voke [rɪ voʊk], die; , s [engl. revoke, zu: to revoke = nicht bedienen; widerrufen < lat. revocare, ↑revozieren] (Kartenspiel): versehentlich falsches Bedienen (3 b) od. Nichtbedienen …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Revoke — Re|voke [ri vouk] die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. revoke zu to revoke »nicht bedienen, widerrufen«, dies aus lat. revocare, vgl. ↑revozieren> versehentlich falsches Bedienen (Kartenspiele) …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 15 revoke — I. verb (revoked; revoking) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French revocer, revoquer, from Latin revocare, from re + vocare to call, from voc , vox voice more at voice Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to annul by recalling or taking… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 revoke — revoker, n. revokingly, adv. /ri vohk /, v., revoked, revoking, n. v.t. 1. to take back or withdraw; annul, cancel, or reverse; rescind or repeal: to revoke a decree. 2. to bring or summon back. v.i. 3. Cards. to fail to follow suit when possible …

    Universalium

  • 17 revoke — verb Revoke is used with these nouns as the object: ↑authorization, ↑bail, ↑charter, ↑citizenship, ↑decree, ↑licence, ↑order, ↑permission, ↑permit, ↑privilege, ↑visa …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 revoke — re|voke [ rı vouk ] verb transitive to officially say that something is no longer legal, for example a law or document: After the third accident, her driver s license was revoked. The EU is demanding that Canada revoke the legislation. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 revoke — [[t]rɪvo͟ʊk[/t]] revokes, revoking, revoked VERB When people in authority revoke something such as a licence, a law, or an agreement, they cancel it. [FORMAL] [V n] The government revoked her husband s license to operate migrant labor crews. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 20 revoke — re•voke [[t]rɪˈvoʊk[/t]] v. voked, vok•ing, n. 1) to take back or withdraw; annul or cancel: to revoke a license[/ex] 2) to bring or summon back 3) gam to fail to follow suit in a card game when possible and required; renege 4) gam an act or… …

    From formal English to slang