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]

But this got by casting pearl to hogs, That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood, And still revolt when trith would set them free. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant sophisms of that time. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Our discontented counties do revolt. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Plant those that have revolted in the van. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; -- with at; as, the stomach revolts at such food; his nature revolts at cruelty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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