revolt

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈvəʊlt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈvoʊlt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri vōlt)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•volt /rɪˈvoʊlt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to engage in a revolution;
    rebel:[no object]The peasants wanted to revolt against the government.
  2. to (cause to) have a feeling of disgust or horror in (someone): [+ object]The violence in that movie revolted her.[no object]One's mind revolts at the thought of killing.

n. 
  1. an act of rebellion: [countable]an open revolt against the dean's power.[uncountable]peasants in revolt against the government.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•volt  (ri vōlt),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion;
    cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority;
    rebel;
    mutiny:to revolt against the present government.
  2. to turn away in mental rebellion, utter disgust, or abhorrence (usually fol. by from):He revolts from eating meat.
  3. to rebel in feeling (usually fol. by against):to revolt against parental authority.
  4. to feel horror or aversion (usually fol. by at):to revolt at the sight of blood.

v.t. 
  1. to affect with disgust or abhorrence:Such low behavior revolts me.

n. 
  1. the act of revolting;
    an insurrection or rebellion.
  2. an expression or movement of spirited protest or dissent:a voter revolt at the polls.
re•volter, n. 
  • Italian rivolta, derivative of rivoltare
  • French révolte
  • Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvere to roll back, unroll, revolve; (noun, nominal)
  • Italian rivoltare to turn around
  • Middle French revolter
  • (verb, verbal) 1540–50
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged uprising, disorder, putsch.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
revolt /rɪˈvəʊlt/ n
  1. a rebellion or uprising against authority
  2. in revoltin the process or state of rebelling
vb
  1. (intransitive) to rise up in rebellion against authority
  2. (usually passive) to feel or cause to feel revulsion, disgust, or abhorrence
Etymology: 16th Century: from French révolter to revolt, from Old Italian rivoltare to overturn, ultimately from Latin revolvere to roll back, revolve
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