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Refurnished with a voice.


The act of renouncing at cards.

RE-VOKE, v.i.

To renounce at cards.

RE-VOKE, v.t. [Fr. revoquer; L. revoco; re and voco, to call.]

  1. To recall; to repeal; to reverse. A law, decree or sentence is revoked by the same authority which enacted or passed it. A charter or grant which vests rights in a corporation, can not be legally revoked without the consent of the corporation. A devise may be revoked by the devisor, a use by the grantor, and a will by the testator.
  2. To check; to repress; as, to revoke rage. [Not in use.] – Spenser.
  3. To draw back. Seas are troubled when they do revoke / Their flowing waves into themselves again. – Davies. [Unusual.]

RE-VOK-ED, pp.

Repealed; reversed.


Revocation; reversal. [little used.] – Shak.

RE-VOK-ING, ppr.

Reversing; repealing.


By way of revocation.

RE-VOLT', n.

  1. Desertion; change of sides; more correctly, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to one's prince or government; as, the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.
  2. Gross departure from duty. – Shak.
  3. In Scripture, a rejection of divine government; departure from God; disobedience. – Is. lix.
  4. A revolter. [Not in use.] – Shak.

RE-VOLT', v.i. [Fr. revolter; It. rivoltare; ri and voltare, to turn; from L. revolvo; re and volvo, to turn, Eng. wallow.]

  1. To fall off or turn from one to another. – Shak.
  2. To renounce allegiance and subjection to one's prince or state; to reject the authority of a sovereign; as a province or a number of people. It is not applied to individuals. The Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah. – 2 Chron. xxi.
  3. To change. [Not in use.] – Shak.
  4. In Scripture, to disclaim allegiance and subjection to God; to reject the government of the King of kings. – Is. xxxi.

RE-VOLT', v.t.

  1. To turn; to put to flight; to overturn. – Burke.
  2. To shock; to do violence to; to cause to shrink or turn away with abhorrence; as, to revolt the mind or the feelings. Their honest pride of their purer religion had revolted the Babylonians. – Mitford.


  1. Having swerved from allegiance or duty. – Milton.
  2. Shocked; grossly offended.


  1. One who changes sides; a deserter. – Atterbury.
  2. One who renounces allegiance and subjection to his prince or state.
  3. In Scripture, one who renounces the authority and laws of God. – Jer. vi. Hos. ix.


  1. Changing sides; deserting.
  2. Disclaiming allegiance and subjection to a prince or state.
  3. Rejecting the authority of God.
  4. adj. Doing violence, as to the feelings; exciting abhorrence.


Offensively; abhorrently.


That may revolve.

REV'O-LUTE, a. [L. revolutus, from revolvo.]

In botany, rolled back or downward; as, revolute foliation or leafing, when the sides of the leaves in the bud are rolled spirally back or toward the lower surface; a revolute leaf or tendril; a revolute coral or valve. – Martyn. Lee.

REV-O-LU'TION, n. [Fr. from L. revolutus, revolvo.]

  1. In physics, rotation; the circular motion of a body on its axis; a course or motion which brings every point of the surface or periphery of a body back to the place at which it began to move; as, the revolution of a wheel; the diurnal revolution of the earth.
  2. The motion of a body round any fixed point or center; as, the annual revolution of the earth or other planet in its orbit round the center of the system.
  3. Motion of any thing which brings it to the same point or state; as, the revolution of day and night or of the seasons.
  4. Continued course marked by the regular return of years; as, the revolution of ages.
  5. Space measured by some regular return of a revolving body or of a state of things; as, the revolution of a day. – Dryden.
  6. In politics, a material or entire change in the constitution of government. Thus the revolution in England, in 1688, was produced by the abdication of King James II, the establishment of the house of Orange upon the throne, and the restoration of the constitution to its primitive state. So the revolutions in Poland, in the United States of America, and in France, consisted in a change of constitution. We shall rejoice to hear that the Greeks have effected a revolution.
  7. Motion backward. – Milton. This word is used adjectively, as in the phrase, revolution principles. – Addison. Smollet.


  1. Pertaining to a revolution in government; as, a revolutionary war; revolutionary crimes or disasters. – Burke.
  2. Tending to produce a revolution; as, revolutionary measures.


  1. One who is engaged in effecting a revolution; a revolutionist. – Ramsay.
  2. In England, one who favored the revolution in 1688. – Smollet.


State of revolutions.


One engaged in effecting a change of government; the favorer of a revolution. – Burke. S. S. Smith.


  1. To effect a change in the form of a political constitution; as, to revolutionize a government. – Ames.
  2. To effect an entire change of principles in. The Gospel, if received in truth, has revolutionized his soul. – J. M. Mason.


Changed in constitutional form and principles.


Changing the form and principles of a constitution.