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.