revolt

revolt
[[t]rɪvo͟ʊlt[/t]]
revolts, revolting, revolted
1) N-VAR A revolt is an illegal and often violent attempt by a group of people to change their country's political system.

It was undeniably a revolt by ordinary people against their leaders...

The newly-occupied Italian colony of Libya rose in revolt in 1914.

Syn:
insurrection, rebellion
2) VERB When people revolt, they make an illegal and often violent attempt to change their country's political system.

In 1375 the townspeople revolted...

[V against n] Zanzibar's fortunes declined after the islanders revolted against the sultanate in 1964.

3) N-VAR A revolt by a person or group against someone or something is a refusal to accept the authority of that person or thing.

The prime minister is facing a revolt by Conservative party activists over his refusal to hold a referendum...

Soon the entire armed forces were in open revolt.

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4) VERB When people revolt against someone or something, they reject the authority of that person or reject that thing.

The prime minister only reacted when three of his senior cabinet colleagues revolted and resigned in protest on Friday night...

[V against n] Caroline revolted against her ballet training at sixteen.

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  • Revolt — Re*volt , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolting}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]voller, It. rivoltare. See {Revolt}, n.] 1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Revolt — Re*volt , v. t. 1. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings. [1913 Webster] This… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Revolt — Re*volt , n. [F. r[ e]volte, It. rivolta, fr. rivolto, p. p. fr. L. revolvere, revolutum. See {Revolve}.] 1. The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolt — I noun agitation, apostasy, change of sides, contrariety, counteraction, defection, defectio, defiance, desertion, disobedience, dissension, faithlessness, inconstancy, insubordination, insurgency, insurrection, motus, mutiny, noncompliance,… …   Law dictionary

  • revolt — [n] uprising defection, displeasure, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolution, rising, sedition; concepts 106,300,320 Ant. calm, harmony, peace revolt [v1] rebel, rise up against arise, boycott, break, defect, defy, drop out, get… …   New thesaurus

  • revolt — [ri vōlt′] n. [Fr révolte < révolter, to revolt < It rivoltare < VL * revolutare, for L revolvere: see REVOLVE] 1. a rising up against the government; rebellion; insurrection 2. any refusal to submit to or accept authority, custom, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • rèvolt — m 1. {{001f}}jako negodovanje, ozlojeđenost, oštro opiranje, ogorčenje 2. {{001f}}ustanak, pobuna ✧ {{001f}}fr …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • revolt — (v.) 1540s, from M.Fr. revolter, from It. rivoltare to overthrow, overturn, from V.L. *revolvitare to overturn, overthrow, frequentative of L. revolvere (pp. revolutus) turn, roll back (see REVOLVE (Cf. revolve)). The noun is from 1550s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • revolt — rèvolt m DEFINICIJA 1. jako negodovanje, ozlojeđenost, oštro opiranje, ogorčenje 2. ustanak, pobuna ETIMOLOGIJA fr. révolte …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • revolt — n revolution, uprising, insurrection, *rebellion, mutiny, putsch, coup Analogous words: insubordination, seditiousness or sedition, factiousness, contumaciousness or contumacy (see corresponding adjectives at INSUBORDINATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revolt — ► VERB 1) rebel against or defy an authority. 2) cause to feel disgust. ► NOUN ▪ an act of rebellion or defiance. DERIVATIVES revolting adjective. ORIGIN French révolter, from Latin revolvere roll back …   English terms dictionary

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