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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revoke, renegeverb

    the mistake of not following suit when able to do so

  2. revokeverb

    fail to follow suit when able and required to do so

  3. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacateverb

    cancel officially

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


  1. revokenoun

    The act of revoking in a game of cards.

  2. revokenoun

    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. revokenoun

    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. revokeverb

    To cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing

    Your driver's license will be revoked.

  5. revokeverb

    To fail to follow suit in a game of cards

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revokeverb

    to call or bring back; to recall

  2. Revokeverb

    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. Revokeverb

    to hold back; to repress; to restrain

  4. Revokeverb

    to draw back; to withdraw

  5. Revokeverb

    to call back to mind; to recollect

  6. Revokeverb

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

  7. Revokenoun

    the act of revoking


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revoke

    rē-vōk′, v.t. to annul by recalling: to repeal: to reverse: to neglect to follow suit (at cards).—n. revocation, recall: act of revoking at cards.—adj. Rev′ocable, that may be revoked.—ns. Rev′ocableness, Revocabil′ity.—adv. Rev′ocably.—n. Revocā′tion, a recalling: repeal: reversal.—adj. Rev′ocātory.—n. Revoke′ment (Shak.), revocation.—Revocation of the edict of Nantes, the taking away by Louis IV., in 1685, of the Huguenot privileges granted by Henry IV. in 1598. [Fr.,—L. revocārere-, back, vocāre, to call.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of revoke in a Sentence

  1. Dental Commission:

    The state's seeking of criminal charges is contrary to this evidence and inconsistent with the decision of Dental Commission not to revoke Rashmi Patel license.

  2. United States:

    ( The sanctions) have severely violated the basic norms of international relations and damaged the relations between the two countries and two militaries, we strongly urge the United States side to correct the mistakes immediately and revoke the so-called sanctions. Otherwise The US has to bear the consequences of The US.

  3. Leora Bechor:

    There was no justification to deny her [ entry at the airport ] when they could have made their decision at the time her student visa was to be issued, someone with a visa in hand places their faith in the government's decision, so if the government plans to revoke a visa it has already issued, it must be held accountable.

  4. Tim Mackey:

    The [ SSN ] system was never designed around' I need to revoke mine and introduce a new one,' one of the first attributes [ to a new system ] would be that we have some sort of method to revoke or replace that digital identifier.

  5. Marcus Aelius Aurelius:

    If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. restore
    • B. deny
    • C. disturb
    • D. acclaim

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