Definition of irrevocable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈrɛvəkəb(ə)l/


Not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final: an irrevocable step
More example sentences
  • They are spending a fortune preparing for this irrevocable step.
  • The French company receives irrevocable commitments from over 50 per cent of shareholders.
  • But he ‘stepped back from the brink of radical or irrevocable acts against members of his ruling circle’.
irreversible, unrectifiable, irremediable, irreparable, unrepairable, beyond repair;
unalterable, unchangeable, immutable, final, binding, absolute, permanent, lasting;
Law  peremptory, unappealable



Pronunciation: /ɪrɛvəkəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • But when I think about it, the reality, the responsibility, the irrevocability of it, there's no spark, no enthusiasm.
  • It secures publicity and transparency, she said, and added that the best aspect of it was the irrevocability of deals.
  • In fact, the poet finds her most powerful tool to be one of the clearest markers of the irrevocability of the loss.


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin irrevocabilis, from in- 'not' + revocabilis 'able to be revoked' (from the verb revocare).

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