Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
  2. (verb, communication) cancel officially
    lift an embargo
    vacate a death sentence
  3. (verb, competition) fail to follow suit when able and required to do so

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Revoke

Derivations: revocation, revoke

Hyponyms: go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on

Hypernyms: cancel, error, fault, mistake, play, strike down

Origin of the word Revoke

  1. 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). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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