Revoking
Revoke Re*voke", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revoked};p. pr. & vb. n. {Revoking}.] [F. r['e]voquer, L. revocare; pref. re- re- + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See {Voice}, and cf. {Revocate}.] 1. To call or bring back; to recall. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The faint sprite he did revoke again, To her frail mansion of morality. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To hold back; to repress; to restrain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

[She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

5. To call back to mind; to recollect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A man, by revoking and recollecting within himself former passages, will be still apt to inculcate these sad memoris to his conscience. --South. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To abolish; recall; repeal; rescind; countermand; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See {Abolish}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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