Re·voke v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revoked p. pr. & vb. n. Revoking.]
1. To call or bring back; to recall. [Obs.]
The faint sprite he did revoke again,
To her frail mansion of morality. --Spenser.
2. Hence, to annul, by recalling or taking back; to repeal; to rescind; to cancel; to reverse, as anything granted by a special act; as, , to revoke a will, a license, a grant, a permission, a law, or the like.
3. To hold back; to repress; to restrain. [Obs.]
[She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke. --Spenser.
4. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.]
5. To call back to mind; to recollect. [Obs.]
A man, by revoking and recollecting within himself former passages, will be still apt to inculcate these sad memoris to his conscience. --South.
Syn: -- To abolish; recall; repeal; rescind; countermand; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See Abolish.
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.
Re·voke, n. Card Playing The act of revoking.
She [Sarah Battle] never made a revoke. --Lamb.
n : the mistake of not following suit when able to do so [syn: renege]
v 1: fail to follow suit when able and required to do so
2: annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on
smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
[syn: annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal,
overturn, rescind, vacate]