intransitive verb

To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling.

intransitive verb

To fail to follow suit in cards when required and able to do so.


Failure to follow suit in a card game when required and able to do so.

To call back; summon back; cause to return.

To bring back to consciousness; revive; resuscitate.

To call back to memory; recall to mind.

To annul by recalling or taking back; make void; cancel; repeal; reverse: as, to revoke a will; to revoke a privilege.

To restrain; repress; check.

To give up; renounce.

Synonyms Recant, Abjure, etc. (see renounce); Repeal, Rescind, etc. (see abolish).