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re·voke / riˈvōk/ • v. 1. [tr.] put an end to the validity or operation of (a decree, decision, or promise): the men appealed and the sentence was revoked. 2. [intr.] (in bridge, whist, and other card games) fail to follow suit despite being able to do so. DERIVATIVES: rev·o·ca·tion / ˌrevəˈkāshən; riˌvō-/ n. rev·o·ca·to·ry / ˈrevəkəˌtôrē; riˈvōkə-/ adj. re·vok·er n.

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revoke †bring back, recall; annul, cancel XIV; (at cards) fail improperly to follow suit XVI. — (O)F. révoquer or L. revocāre, f. RE- + vocāre call.
So revocation XV.

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Revoke

REVOKE

To annul or make void by recalling or taking back; to cancel, rescind, repeal, or reverse.

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