verb (used without object), re·bel, re·belled, re·bel·ling.
Origin of rebel
Related formsreb·el·like, adjectivenon·reb·el, noun, adjectivepro·reb·el, adjectivesem·i·reb·el, noun
Examples from the Web for rebel
Malakhov says there are criminals who have joined the rebel ranks and are exerting influence with their new positions.
Excerpted from Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne.
But he bristles at the mention of U.S. support for Syrian rebel groups.
The OSCE could not tell who fired at the school, Ukrainian or rebel forces.
And a woman—proud, strong, “again a rebel, [who] determines she will be crowned once again.”Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Rebel soldier had stolen his coat, and he had no blanket to protect him from the cold night-winds.Winning His Way|Charles Carleton Coffin
This was the last dispatch sent by Lee to the Rebel Government.The Great Conspiracy, Complete|John Alexander Logan
The rebel leaders in Arkansas found it out before the end of the second year of the war.The Lost Army|Thomas W. Knox
Both were perforated by the Rebel shell, the Tyler receiving the larger number.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
The troops on our left were to be withdrawn, but suddenly ordered to halt as the rebel cavalry was reported to attack our left.Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery|Theodore Reichardt
British Dictionary definitions for rebel
verb (rɪˈbɛl) -bels, -belling or -belled (intr often foll by against)
- a person who rebels
- (as modifier)a rebel soldier; a rebel leader