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revoke

[ri-vohk] /rɪˈvoʊk/
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
1300-1350
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
Synonyms
1. retract, recall; nullify, countermand.
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revoke

/rɪˈvəʊk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to take back or withdraw; cancel; rescind to revoke a law
2.
(intransitive) (cards) to break a rule of play by failing to follow suit when able to do so; renege
noun
3.
(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
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Word Origin and History for un revoked
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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