- The definition of a revolt is an uprising against or refusal to cooperate with authority or the government.
An example of a revolt is a civil war.
- To revolt is defined as to be shocked or disgusted.
An example of to revolt is feeling nauseated by the smell of durian fruit.
- a rising up against the government; rebellion; insurrection
- any refusal to submit to or accept authority, custom, etc.
- the state of a person or persons revolting
Origin: Fr révolte from révolter, to revolt from Italian rivoltare from Vulgar Latin an unverified form revolutare, for Classical Latin revolvere: see revolve
- to rise up against the government
- to refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
- to turn away (from) in revulsion
- to be disgusted or shocked; feel repugnance: with at or against
Origin: Fr révolter
- revolter noun
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verb re·volt·ed, re·volt·ing, re·volts verb, intransitive
- To attempt to overthrow the authority of the state; rebel.
- To oppose or refuse to accept something: revolting against high taxes.
- a. To feel disgust or repugnance: to revolt at a public display of cruelty.b. To turn away in revulsion or abhorrence: They revolted from the sight.
- An uprising, especially against state authority; a rebellion.
- An act of protest or rejection.
- The state of a person or persons in rebellion: students in revolt over administrative policies.
Origin: French revolter, from Italian rivoltare, to turn round, from Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvere, to turn over; see revolve.
- re·voltˈer noun