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Definition to void, cancel, or take back — especially to do so in an official manner
  • The college revoked her admission when she was caught cheating in high school.
revoked = cancelled (took back)
  • The lawyer's license was revoked after being convicted of a felony.
  • revoked = cancelled (taken back)
  • They might revoke our license to travel.
    Ray Bradbury  --  A Sound of Thunder
  • revoke = cancel (take back)
  • I ended up gettin' my license revoked until I'm twenty-one, and a two-year suspended sentence.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • revoked = cancelled (taken back)
  • If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  • And is there no means of making him revoke his decision?
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Revoke thy gift,
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Lear
  • — 1 AVOC: Which may not be revoked.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • In 2011, the federal government revoked Arpaio's authority to identify and detain immigrants.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The women began to call once more, each raising an arm to revoke the action.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Ah, Senora, let me tell you his sentence—the sentence I have had the honor and happiness to revoke for you.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • He'd get probation, maybe have his license revoked, but he wouldn't end up behind bars.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • The earlier revision has been revoked.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The information we have says that her passport was revoked years ago, so Fiona is probably still in the UK.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Two days ago, the Secretariat Council voted unanimously to revoke the Vatican's sanction of Opus Dei.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • As a result of his new arrest, the judge revoked Terrance's probation and sentenced him to die in prison.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I knew what the man meant; that if the missing slave was found, the postponement would be revoked, the execution take place to-day.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Then his certificate was revoked, and he was sent away.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • After failing to induce Fremont to revoke his proclamation voluntarily, Lincoln promptly countermanded it.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • If I were to simply revoke all the choices of independence, the world as you know it would cease to exist and love would have no meaning.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack

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