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
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