Today's Word of the Day means...


[ri-vohk] /rɪˈvoʊk/
verb (used with object), revoked, revoking.
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), revoked, revoking.
Cards. to fail to follow suit when possible and required; renege.
Cards. an act or instance of revoking.
1300-50; Middle English revoken < Latin revocāre to call again, equivalent to re- re- + vocāre to call
Related forms
revoker, noun
revokingly, adverb
unrevoked, adjective
1. retract, recall; nullify, countermand. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for revoked
  • 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.
  • Continued failure to meet established success standards should result in the school's accreditation being revoked.
  • In the past, visas could be revoked only in cases involving drug-trafficking, people-smuggling or war crimes.
  • Otherwise they've got no excuse, and should have their privileges revoked pronto.
  • Cabbies could have their licenses revoked if they commit three such infractions in a three-year period.
  • Five months later, she was booted off of the program, and her interim security clearance was revoked.
  • Broadcast licences can be revoked after two official warnings.
British Dictionary definitions for revoked


(transitive) to take back or withdraw; cancel; rescind to revoke a law
(intransitive) (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
revoker, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin revocāre to call back, withdraw, from re- + vocāre to call
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for revoked
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for revoke

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for revoked

Scrabble Words With Friends