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rebel

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adjective reb·el \ˈre-bəl\

Definition of rebel

  1. 1 a :  opposing or taking arms against a government or ruler b :  of or relating to rebels <the rebel camp>

  2. 2 :  disobedient, rebellious



Examples of rebel in a sentence

  1. <today's rebel chefs feel free to ignore the dictates of classic French cuisine>



Origin of rebel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin rebellis, from re- + bellum war, from Old Latin duellum


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with rebel


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rebel

noun reb·el

Simple Definition of rebel

  • : a person who opposes or fights against a government

  • : a person who opposes a person or group in authority : a person who does not obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rebel

  1. :  one who rebels or participates in a rebellion

Examples of rebel in a sentence

  1. The government captured six armed rebels.

  2. He was a rebel against the school administration.

  3. He is a typical teenage rebel.



14th Century

First Known Use of rebel

14th century


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rebel

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verb re·bel \ri-ˈbel\

Simple Definition of rebel

  • : to oppose or fight against a government

  • : to oppose a person or group in authority : to refuse to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rebel

rebelledrebelling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to oppose or disobey one in authority or control b :  to renounce and resist by force the authority of one's government

  3. 2 a :  to act in or show opposition or disobedience <rebelled against the conventions of polite society> b :  to feel or exhibit anger or revulsion <rebelled at the injustice of life>

Examples of rebel in a sentence

  1. When the government imposed more taxes, the people rebelled.

  2. The protesters are rebelling against the new tax law.

  3. Children often rebel against their parents.

  4. He rebeled against the social conventions of his time.



14th Century

First Known Use of rebel

14th century


REBEL Defined for Kids

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rebel

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noun reb·el \ˈre-bəl\

Definition of rebel for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who opposes or fights against a government

  2. 2 :  a person who does not obey authority or follow usual standards




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rebel

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verb re·bel \ri-ˈbel\

Definition of rebel for Students

rebelledrebelling

  1. 1 :  to be or fight against authority and especially the authority of a person's government

  2. 2 :  to feel or show anger, strong dislike, or disapproval <“She wanted to make it a whole purple suit, but I rebelled.” — Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy>




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rebel

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adjective reb·el \ˈre-bəl\

Definition of rebel for Students

  1. :  opposing or fighting against a government or ruler





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