verb (used without object), re·bel, re·belled, re·bel·ling.
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Origin of rebel
OTHER WORDS FROM rebelreb·el·like, adjectivenon·reb·el, noun, adjectivepro·reb·el, adjectivesem·i·reb·el, noun
Example sentences from the Web for rebel
Though the hills of this country were until recently the territory of militant rebels, recent peace treaties have opened them up for a thriving mountain-biking culture, as athletes rediscover the rustic Andean trails.
Who it represents, and how it represents the rebel in all of us.
When John Lowe was 18 years old, he stood on Moore Lane in Dublin and watched the armed rebels of Ireland’s Easter Rising surrender to the British military.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
The motive for the attack remains unclear, and government spokesmen pointed blame at the time at different rebel groups.These 10 journalists have been killed and deserve justice immediately|Brett Haensel|November 2, 2020|Fortune
She watched as Seattle scrambled, as New York panicked, as Florida rebelled.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
We were 3-8, I think, in part because we rebelled against him.
In his isolated castle he knew no superior, and his nature might yield willingly, but rebelled at being put down.The Dove in the Eagle's Nest|Charlotte M. Yonge
From her earliest girlhood she rebelled against the injustice done women by the law.
He rebelled against the authority of the Pope, without abjuring the Roman Catholic religion, either as to dogmas or forms.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
He rebelled against the way that had been marked out for him.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson
They submitted at first, but in 1822 rebelled and massacred the Egyptian garrison at Shendi.
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