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revolt

re·volt

revolt

 
 
pronunciation:
rih volt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: revolted, revolting, revolts
definition 1: to enter into active and usu. violent opposition against an established authority or political system.
When bread was scarce and the burden of taxes became unbearable, the citizens revolted.
synonyms:
mutiny, rise
similar words:
rebel
definition 2: to show a rebellious attitude or act in a rebellious manner.
If you attempt to control your son's every move, he will revolt.
synonyms:
rebel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to experience disgust or shock; repel or repulse.
The dignitaries were revolted by the conditions in the refugee camp.Their attitude towards women revolts me.
synonyms:
appall, disgust, horrify, nauseate, repel, shock, sicken
similar words:
offend
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rebellion against an established authority, esp. the state.
The army put an end to the revolt.
synonyms:
coup, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolution, uprising
definition 2: the state or condition of those engaged in rebellion.
The whole country is in revolt.
synonyms:
defiance, rebellion
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