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Definition of "revolt" []

  • To attempt to overthrow the authority of the state; rebel. (verb-intransitive)
  • To oppose or refuse to accept something: revolting against high taxes. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel disgust or repugnance: to revolt at a public display of cruelty. (verb-intransitive)
  • To turn away in revulsion or abhorrence: They revolted from the sight. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fill with disgust or abhorrence; repel. See Synonyms at disgust. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "revolt" in a sentence
  • "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."