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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Revoke  \Re*voke"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Revoked};p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Revoking}.]  [F.  r['e]voquer,  L.  revocare;  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  vocare  to  call  fr  vox,  vocis,  voice.  See  {Voice},  and  cf 
  {Revocate}.] 
  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  --Shak. 
 
  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.]  --Spenser. 
 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Revoke  \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.  --Hoyle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Revoke  \Re*voke"\,  n.  (Card  Playing) 
  The  act  of  revoking. 
 
  She  [Sarah  Battle]  never  made  a  revoke.  --Lamb. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  revoke 
  n  :  the  mistake  of  not  following  suit  when  able  to  do  so  [syn:  {renege}] 
  v  :  annul  by  recalling  or  rescinding;  "He  revoked  the  ban  on 
  smoking";  "lift  an  embargo"  [syn:  {annul},  {lift},  {countermand}, 
  {reverse},  {repeal},  {overturn},  {rescind}] 




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