to officially state that a law, rule, regulation, decision or agreement etc is no longer valid or effective He revoked the offer before the other party had time to accept it.
- Retract, withdraw and repeal are nearly synonymous with revoke, but are used in different contexts. We talk about eg retracting a statement, withdrawing from a position, repealing a law and revoking an offer, licence, permission etc.
- Can a biological mother revoke her consent to adoption?
- The driver's license of someone found guilty of drunk driving can be permanently revoked.
- I revoke any and all wills I previously made.
- to revoke a sentence
- to revoke bail
- to revoke permission
- to revoke a visa