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Re*voke" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revoked (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Revoking.] [F. r'evoquer, L. revocare; pref. re- re- + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See Voice, and cf. Revocate.]


To call or bring back; to recall.


The faint sprite he did revoke again, To her frail mansion of morality. Spenser.


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.



To hold back; to repress; to restrain.


[She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke. Spenser.


To draw back; to withdraw.




To call back to mind; to recollect.


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.


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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.



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Re*voke", n. Card Playing

The act of revoking.

She [Sarah Battle] never made a revoke. Lamb.


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