- Rhymes: -əʊk
- (transitive) To cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing
- Your driver's license will be revoked.
- (intransitive) To fail to follow suit in a game of cards when holding a card in that suit.
- (obsolete) To call or bring back; to recall.
- The faint sprite he did revoke again, / To her frail mansion of morality.
- (obsolete) To hold back; to repress; to restrain.
- [She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke.
- (obsolete) To draw back; to withdraw.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
- (obsolete) 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 memories to his conscience.
to cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing
cardgames: to fail to follow suit when one should
revoke (plural revokes)
- The act of revoking in a game of cards.
- A renege; a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks in trick-taking card games serious enough to render the round invalid.
- 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.