revoke

Definitions

  • A man on horseback reads out the revokation
    A man on horseback reads out the revokation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v revoke cancel officially "He revoked the ban on smoking","lift an embargo","vacate a death sentence"
    • v revoke fail to follow suit when able and required to do so
    • n revoke the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Revoke 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.
    • n Revoke (Card Playing) The act of revoking. "She [Sarah Battle] never made a revoke ."
    • Revoke 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."
    • Revoke To call or bring back; to recall. "The faint sprite he did revoke again,
      To her frail mansion of morality."
    • Revoke To draw back; to withdraw. "The Libyc Hammon shrinks his horn."
    • v. i Revoke (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.
    • Revoke To hold back; to repress; to restrain. "She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • revoke To call back; summon back; cause to return.
    • revoke To bring back to consciousness; revive; resuscitate.
    • revoke To call back to memory; recall to mind.
    • revoke To annul by recalling or taking back; make void; cancel; repeal; reverse: as, to revoke a will; to revoke a privilege.
    • revoke To restrain; repress; check.
    • revoke To give up; renounce.
    • revoke Synonyms Recant, Abjure, etc. (see renounce); Repeal, Rescind, etc. (see abolish).
    • revoke To recall a right or privilege conceded in a previous act or promise.
    • revoke In card-playing, to neglect to follow suit when the player can and should do so.
    • n revoke Revocation; recall.
    • n revoke In card-playing, the act of revoking; a failure to follow suit when the player can and Should do so. In whist the revoke is made when the wrong card is thrown; but it is not “established” (incurring a severe penalty) till the trick on which it was made is turned or quitted, or till the revoking player or his partner has again played.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Revoke rē-vōk′ to annul by recalling: to repeal: to reverse: to neglect to follow suit (at cards)
    • n Revoke revocation, recall: act of revoking at cards
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. révoquer, L. revocare,; pref. re-, re- + vocare, to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See Voice, and cf. Revocate

Usage

In literature:

A revoking player and his partner may require the hand on which the revoke occurred to be played out.
"The Laws of Euchre" by H. C. Leeds
Astonished at this, he acquainted Muhammad with the fact, and was informed that the verse in question had been revoked.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
He revoked several of his father's ukases and seemed to be willing to treat them fairly.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
The king relented, revoked his donation, made out and was about to send a new charter.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The authority would be revoked by his death.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
The bulls for Bishop Bouchier's translation from Worcester were revoked.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
One-half of Navarre's beard had turned white when he heard that Henry III was revoking the Edicts of Toleration.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
One slow we favour, Romans, him revoke: And each give signs by casting up his cloak.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
The President revoked their proclamations.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
So his sentence was revoked, and he was sent to Heaven and canonized as a saint.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
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In poetry:

"My cov'nant I will ne'er revoke,
But keep my grace in mind
And what eternal love hath spoke
Eternal truth shall bind.
"Psalm 89 part 5" by Isaac Watts
He visit will thy sins with strokes,
And lift his heavy hand;
But never once his word revokes,
Thy Husband's truth will stand.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
“Fair weaver!” touching, while he spoke,
The woven crown, the weaving hand,
“And do you this decree revoke,
Or may it stand?
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Still Abra's power, my scandal, still increased;
Justice submitted to what Abra pleased:
Her will alone could settle or revoke,
And law was fixt by what she latest spoke.
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Pleasure. Book II." by Matthew Prior
Then why say she only by malice is stirr'd ?
No ! even her failings from kindness descend :—
Oh, revoke the rude sentence—recall the harsh word,
And Woman henceforth shall be ever thy friend.
"On Reading An Assertion" by Mary Anne Browne
They linger long anear the gate,
Feeding the hope that soon, or late,
Some angel friend will intercede
And in their cause so ably plead — As to revoke the dread decree
That binds them to their destiny.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Utah reverses decision on revoking charter of science academy.
In April, the board revoked Beehive 's charter because of struggling finances.
China revokes Shanghai Catholic bishop's title.
China revokes Shanghai Catholic bishop 's title.
China revokes Shanghai bishop 's title in fresh challenge to Vatican.
Aggravated assault, state petition to revoke probation.
A Pine Bluff company whose incorporation has been revoked by the Secretary of State's office filed a motion Monday to purchase Hostess Brands Inc, the bankrupt Twinkie-baker.
The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the license of a pilot whose business partner died in a crash in Boulder City while the two were giving rides on a pair of military training jets.
A Lancaster hotel is screaming foul play after its liquor license is revoked.
Caregiver 's certification revoked after death.
12/08: Morsi revokes power grab.
Prosecutors want Lindsay Lohan 's probation revoked.
A judge revokes Lindsay Lohan 's probation and could issue jail time.
Lindsay Lohan 's probation revoked.
Lindsay Lohan 's probation has been revoked.
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In science:

When the seller commits, the previous commitment must be revoked by paying a penalty of f · vj , where vj is the bid being revoked and f ≥ 0 is a fixed number called the buyback factor.
Randomized Online Algorithms for the Buyback Problem
This implies that at the end of processing the bid sequence, the seller’s payoff is equal to the final committed bid minus f times the sum of all revoked bids.
Randomized Online Algorithms for the Buyback Problem
Admin Users (Role 1 and above) of the IUfA UUIS have the capability to grant/revoke permissions.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Grant/Revoke the requested permission/s to a User; 3. Edit Default permissions to a given Role. 4. Add new Role.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Grant/Revoke Permissions The system shall allow Admins to search for users.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
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