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REVOKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revoke mean? 

REVOKE (noun)
  The noun REVOKE has 1 sense:

1. the mistake of not following suit when able to do so

  Familiarity information: REVOKE used as a noun is very rare.


REVOKE (verb)
  The verb REVOKE has 2 senses:

1. fail to follow suit when able and required to do so
2. annul by recalling or rescinding

  Familiarity information: REVOKE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVOKE (noun)


Sense 1revoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The mistake of not following suit when able to do so

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

renege; revoke

Hypernyms ("revoke" is a kind of...):

error; fault; mistake (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention)

Holonyms ("revoke" is a part of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


REVOKE (verb)


Sense 1revoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fail to follow suit when able and required to do so

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "revoke" is one way to...):

play (participate in games or sport)

Domain category:

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2revoke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Annul by recalling or rescinding

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

rescind; repeal; countermand; annul; revoke; vacate; reverse; overturn; lift

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "revoke" is one way to...):

cancel; strike down (declare null and void; make ineffective)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revoke"):

go back on; renege; renege on; renegue on (fail to fulfill a promise or obligation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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