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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·voke /rɪˈvok/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·voke, n. Card Playing The act of revoking.
    She [Sarah Battle] never made a revoke.   --Lamb.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]