Rebel Re*bel" (r[-e]*b[e^]l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rebelled} (r[-e]*b[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rebelling}.] [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See {Bellicose}, and cf. {Revel} to carouse.] 1. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See {Rebellion}. [1913 Webster]

The murmur and the churls' rebelling. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord. --Josh. xxii. 16. [1913 Webster]

2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt. [1913 Webster]

How could my hand rebel against my heart? How could your heart rebel against your reason? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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