revolt

  • 1 Revolt — Re*volt , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolting}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]voller, It. rivoltare. See {Revolt}, n.] 1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Revolt — Re*volt , v. t. 1. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings. [1913 Webster] This… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Revolt — Re*volt , n. [F. r[ e]volte, It. rivolta, fr. rivolto, p. p. fr. L. revolvere, revolutum. See {Revolve}.] 1. The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 revolt — I noun agitation, apostasy, change of sides, contrariety, counteraction, defection, defectio, defiance, desertion, disobedience, dissension, faithlessness, inconstancy, insubordination, insurgency, insurrection, motus, mutiny, noncompliance,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 revolt — [n] uprising defection, displeasure, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolution, rising, sedition; concepts 106,300,320 Ant. calm, harmony, peace revolt [v1] rebel, rise up against arise, boycott, break, defect, defy, drop out, get… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 revolt — [ri vōlt′] n. [Fr révolte < révolter, to revolt < It rivoltare < VL * revolutare, for L revolvere: see REVOLVE] 1. a rising up against the government; rebellion; insurrection 2. any refusal to submit to or accept authority, custom, etc.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 rèvolt — m 1. {{001f}}jako negodovanje, ozlojeđenost, oštro opiranje, ogorčenje 2. {{001f}}ustanak, pobuna ✧ {{001f}}fr …

    Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • 8 revolt — (v.) 1540s, from M.Fr. revolter, from It. rivoltare to overthrow, overturn, from V.L. *revolvitare to overturn, overthrow, frequentative of L. revolvere (pp. revolutus) turn, roll back (see REVOLVE (Cf. revolve)). The noun is from 1550s.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 revolt — rèvolt m DEFINICIJA 1. jako negodovanje, ozlojeđenost, oštro opiranje, ogorčenje 2. ustanak, pobuna ETIMOLOGIJA fr. révolte …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 10 revolt — n revolution, uprising, insurrection, *rebellion, mutiny, putsch, coup Analogous words: insubordination, seditiousness or sedition, factiousness, contumaciousness or contumacy (see corresponding adjectives at INSUBORDINATE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 revolt — ► VERB 1) rebel against or defy an authority. 2) cause to feel disgust. ► NOUN ▪ an act of rebellion or defiance. DERIVATIVES revolting adjective. ORIGIN French révolter, from Latin revolvere roll back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 revolt — re|volt1 [rıˈvəult US ˈvoult] n [U and C] 1.) a refusal to accept someone s authority or obey rules or laws = ↑rebellion ▪ The prime minister is now facing a revolt by members of his own party. revolt against ▪ a revolt against authority revolt… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 revolt — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ mass, popular, serious (esp. BrE), widespread (esp. BrE) ▪ There was a widespread revolt against the party leadership. ▪ open ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 revolt — I n. 1) to incite, stir up a revolt 2) to crush, put down, quash, quell a revolt 3) a peasant revolt 4) a revolt breaks out, erupts 5) a revolt against II v. (D; intr.) to revolt against, at * * * [rɪ vəʊlt] at erupts …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 revolt — 01. Thousands of people were killed during the years of [revolt] against the military regime in that country. 02. The people [revolted] against the King, and were able to establish a democratic government. 03. The Premier is facing a [revolt] by… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 revolt — revolter, n. /ri vohlt /, 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 …

    Universalium

  • 17 revolt — 1 verb 1 (I) if a group of people revolt, they take strong and often violent action against the government, usually with the aim of taking power away from them; rebel 2: George III s repressive measures forced the Colonies to revolt. 2 (I) to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 revolt — I UK [rɪˈvəʊlt] / US [rɪˈvoʊlt] verb Word forms revolt : present tense I/you/we/they revolt he/she/it revolts present participle revolting past tense revolted past participle revolted 1) a) [intransitive] to say that you will not accept someone s …

    English dictionary

  • 19 revolt — [[t]rɪvo͟ʊlt[/t]] revolts, revolting, revolted 1) N VAR A revolt is an illegal and often violent attempt by a group of people to change their country s political system. It was undeniably a revolt by ordinary people against their leaders... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 revolt — re|volt1 [ rı voult ] verb 1. ) intransitive to try to remove the government of your country using force: REBEL: The Poles revolted several times in the 19th century. a ) to say that you will not accept someone s authority or leadership: revolt… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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