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1revolt

verb re·volt \ri-ˈvōlt also -ˈvlt\

: to fight in a violent way against the rule of a leader or government

: to act in a way that shows that you do not accept the control or influence of someone or something

: to cause (someone) to feel disgust or shock

Full Definition of REVOLT

intransitive verb
1
:  to renounce allegiance or subjection (as to a government) :  rebel
2
a :  to experience disgust or shock
b :  to turn away with disgust
transitive verb
:  to cause to turn away or shrink with disgust or abhorrence
re·volt·er noun

Examples of REVOLT

  1. The group threatened to revolt.
  2. All the violence revolted me.

Origin of REVOLT

Middle French revolter, from Old Italian rivoltare to overthrow, from Vulgar Latin *revolvitare, frequentative of Latin revolvere to revolve, roll back
First Known Use: 1539

2revolt

noun

: violent action against a ruler or government

: something which shows that you will not accept something or will not agree to be controlled or influenced by someone or something

Full Definition of REVOLT

1
:  a renouncing of allegiance (as to a government or party); especially :  a determined armed uprising
2
:  a movement or expression of vigorous dissent

Examples of REVOLT

  1. the revolt of the slaves
  2. The peasants' revolt was crushed by the king.
  3. The leader of the group called for revolt.
  4. Consumers are in revolt against high prices.

First Known Use of REVOLT

1560

Synonym Discussion of REVOLT

rebellion, revolution, uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny mean an outbreak against authority. rebellion implies an open formidable resistance that is often unsuccessful <open rebellion against the officers>. revolution applies to a successful rebellion resulting in a major change (as in government) <a political revolution that toppled the monarchy>. uprising implies a brief, limited, and often immediately ineffective rebellion <quickly put down the uprising>. revolt and insurrection imply an armed uprising that quickly fails or succeeds <a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders> <an insurrection of oppressed laborers>. mutiny applies to group insubordination or insurrection especially against naval authority <a mutiny led by the ship's cook>.

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
REVOLTER Defined for Kids

1revolt

verb re·volt \ri-ˈvōlt\
re·volt·edre·volt·ing

Definition of REVOLT for Kids

1
:  to rebel against a ruler or government
2
:  to be or cause to be disgusted or shocked <I was revolted by the smell.>

2revolt

noun

Definition of REVOLT for Kids

:  violent action against a ruler or government :  rebellion

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