Definitions for revokerɪˈvoʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•vokerɪˈvoʊk(v.; n.)-voked, -vok•ing

  1. (v.t.)to take back or withdraw; annul or cancel:

    to revoke a license.

  2. to bring or summon back.

  3. (v.i.)to fail to follow suit in a card game when possible and required; renege.

    Category: Games

  4. (n.)an act or instance of revoking.

    Category: Games

Origin of revoke:

1300–50; ME < L revocāre to call again =re-re - +vocāre to call

re•vok′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revoke, renege(verb)

    the mistake of not following suit when able to do so

  2. revoke(verb)

    fail to follow suit when able and required to do so

  3. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. revoke(verb)ɪˈvoʊk

    to cancel a decision or right

    a court ruling to revoke the death sentence

Wiktionary

  1. revoke(Noun)

    The act of revoking in a game of cards.

  2. revoke(Noun)

    A renege; a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks in trick-taking card games serious enough to render the round invalid.

  3. revoke(Noun)

    A violation ranked in seriousness somewhat below overt cheating, with the status of a more minor offense only because, when it happens, it is usually accidental.

  4. revoke(Verb)

    To cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing

    Your driver's license will be revoked.

  5. revoke(Verb)

    To fail to follow suit in a game of cards

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revoke(verb)

    to call or bring back; to recall

  2. Revoke(verb)

    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. Revoke(verb)

    to hold back; to repress; to restrain

  4. Revoke(verb)

    to draw back; to withdraw

  5. Revoke(verb)

    to call back to mind; to recollect

  6. Revoke(verb)

    to fail to follow suit when holding a card of the suit led, in violation of the rule of the game; to renege

  7. Revoke(noun)

    the act of revoking

Freebase

  1. Revoke

    To annul by withdrawing. In trick-taking card games, a revoke is a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks serious enough to render the round invalid. A revoke is a violation ranked in seriousness somewhat below overt cheating, with the status of a more minor offense only because, when it happens, it is usually accidental. Trick-taking games normally have several rules regarding which cards may and may not be played to a trick. For example, most games require a player to follow suit or play in the suit led, if possible. Rules of this sort are sometimes called "honor rules", because there is no way to detect a violation at the moment of its commission. However, the irregularity will normally be discovered later, and there are usually strict penalties for revokes. Some "honor rules" in different trick-taking games ⁕Spades, Euchre and 500 require that players play to the suit led, unless void in it. ⁕Hearts requires that players follow the suit led. In some variants, a player holding the Queen of Spades and void in the led suit is required to play it. ⁕Pinochle requires players to ⁕play to the led suit unless void in it, with a potentially winning card if possible;if void in the led suit, trump with a potentially winning card;if unable to do any of those things, play anything.


Translations for revoke

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

revoke(verb)

to change (a decision); to make (a law etc) no longer valid.

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