revoke

[ri-vohk]
verb (used with object), revoked, revoking.
1.
to take back or withdraw; annul, cancel, or reverse; rescind or repeal: to revoke a decree.
2.
to bring or summon back.
verb (used without object), revoked, revoking.
3.
Cards. to fail to follow suit when possible and required; renege.
noun
4.
Cards. an act or instance of revoking.

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

revoker, noun
revokingly, adverb
unrevoked, adjective


1. retract, recall; nullify, countermand.
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revoke (rɪˈvəʊk)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to take back or withdraw; cancel; rescind: to revoke a law
2.  (intr) cards to break a rule of play by failing to follow suit when able to do so; renege
 
n
3.  cards the act of revoking; a renege
 
[C14: from Latin revocāre to call back, withdraw, from re- + vocāre to call]
 
re'voker
 
n

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revoke
late 14c., from O.Fr. revoquer, from L. revocare "rescind, call back," from re- "back" + vocare "to call," related to vox (gen. vocis) "voice, sound, tone, call" (see voice).
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Example sentences
College coaches may not want to spoil the fun by talking about injuries or
  revoked scholarships during a recruiting pitch.
The forestry ministry revoked their logging licenses.
One that should be able to be quickly suspended or revoked if needed.
Fans that did not pay the fee had their season tickets revoked.
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