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verb [transitive] revoke pronunciation in American English /rɪˈvoʊk/ 
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past tenserevoked
past participlerevoked
  1. to officially say that something is no longer legal, for example a law or a document

    After the third accident, her driver's license was revoked.

    The EU is demanding that Canada revoke the legislation.

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revocation

 revoke pronunciation in American English /ˌrevoʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [countable/uncountable]
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