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revoke (v.)

mid-14c., revoken, "make a retraction, renounce," from Old French revoquer (13c.), from Latin revocare "rescind, call back," from re- "back" (see re-) + vocare "to call," which is related to vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (from PIE root *wekw- "to speak"). From late 14c. as "call back to a place or state;" from c. 1400 as "repeal, annul." Related: Revoked; revoking; revocatory.

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Definitions of revoke from WordNet
1
revoke (v.)
fail to follow suit when able and required to do so;
revoke (v.)
cancel officially;
He revoked the ban on smoking
2
revoke (n.)
the mistake of not following suit when able to do so;
Synonyms: renege
From wordnet.princeton.edu