American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To attempt to overthrow the authority of the state; rebel.
- v. To oppose or refuse to accept something: revolting against high taxes.
- v. To feel disgust or repugnance: to revolt at a public display of cruelty.
- v. To turn away in revulsion or abhorrence: They revolted from the sight.
- v. To fill with disgust or abhorrence; repel. See Synonyms at disgust.
- n. An uprising, especially against state authority; a rebellion.
- n. An act of protest or rejection.
- n. The state of a person or persons in rebellion: students in revolt over administrative policies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An uprising against government or authority; rebellion; insurrection; hence, any act of insubordination or disobedience.
- n. The act of turning away or going over to the opposite side; a change of sides; desertion.
- n. Inconstancy; faithlessness; fickleness, especially in love.
- n. A revolter.
- n. Synonyms Sedition, Rebellion, etc. See insurrection.
- To turn away; turn aside from a former cause or undertaking; fall off; change sides; go over to the opposite party; desert.
- To break away from established authority; renounce allegiance and subjection; rise against a government in open rebellion; rebel; mutiny.
- To prove faithless or inconstant, especially in love.
- To turn away in horror or disgust; be repelled or shocked.
- To roll back; turn back.
- To turn away from allegiance; cause to rebel.
- To repel; shock; cause to turn away in abhorrence or disgust.
- Synonyms To disgust, sicken, nauseate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
- v. Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against a government; to rebel.
- v. To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; -- with
- v. obsolete To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
- v. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock.
- n. The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government; rebellion.
- n. obsolete A revolter.
- v. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
- n. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
- v. make revolution
- v. fill with distaste
- From French révolter, from Italian rivoltare, from Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvō ("roll back"). (Wiktionary)
- French revolter, from Italian rivoltare, to turn round, from Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvere, to turn over; see revolve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“III (213,7) [for the revolt of mine is dangerous] I suppose we may read, _the revolt_ of men.”
“Progressives are to be differentiated from the libertarian in revolt, which is the traditional, temporary leftist.”
“Sportsmen in this state have been pushed to the limit, and a revolt is about to take place.”
“He had in his spirit the classical outline of music, with nothing directly revolutionary, no sign of what we call revolt other than the strict adherence to personal relationship, no other prejudice than the artist's reaction against all that is not really refined to art, with but one consuming ardor, and that to render with extreme tranquillity everything delicate and lovely in passing things.”
“The president adds, that this revolt is the more inexcusable, as his administration has always been gentle and moderate; that he has economized the public treasure, respected the laws, and that citizens of whatever opinion had always enjoyed perfect tranquillity under his rule – that constitutional reforms were about being realized, as well as the hopes of forming by them a bond of union beween all Mexicans.”
“Every little while, however, one dog or another would flame up in revolt and be promptly subdued.”
“How much more oppression will this country take before it does rise up in revolt as is our right under the Constitution?”
“VA needs to send a message that the Indies are in revolt against Gleischaltung.”
“And Boehner was in revolt all the way back to the Bailouts (yes, he said no to Bush).”
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