Revolt
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; rebellion; as, the revolt of a province of the Roman empire. [1913 Webster]

Who first seduced them to that foul revolt? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A revolter. [Obs.] ``Ingrate revolts.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See {Insurrection}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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