revoke

When you revoke something, you officially cancel it, like when you revoke your sister's "coolest sibling" award because she shows your friends funny pictures of you from when you were little.

The verb revoke comes from the Latin word revocare, meaning "to call back or rescind." Licenses, wills, and privileges are three things that can be revoked. The verb also has a meaning specific to card- playing. If the rules state that you have to follow suit, but you accidentally play trump instead, you have revoked or reneged. If other players notice your mistake, you have to take the card back.

Primary Meanings of revoke

1.
v
cancel officially
2.
vn
fail to follow suit when able and required to do so
the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
Full Definitions of revoke
1

v cancel officially

“He revoked the ban on smoking”
Synonyms:
annul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, vacate
Types:
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on
fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
Type of:
cancel, strike down
declare null and void; make ineffective
2

v fail to follow suit when able and required to do so

Type of:
play
participate in games or sport

n the mistake of not following suit when able to do so

Synonyms:
renege
Type of:
error, fault, mistake
a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

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