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revolt

[ ri-vohlt ]
/ rɪˈvoʊlt /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to affect with disgust or abhorrence: Such low behavior revolts me.

noun

the act of revolting; an insurrection or rebellion.
an expression or movement of spirited protest or dissent: a voter revolt at the polls.

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Origin of revolt

1540–50; (v.) <Middle French revolter<Italian rivoltare to turn around <Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvere to roll back, unroll, revolve; (noun) <French révolte<Italian rivolta, derivative of rivoltare
re·volt·er, nounun·re·volt·ed, adjective
rebellion, revolt , revolution
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British Dictionary definitions for revolt

revolt
/ (rɪˈvəʊlt) /

noun

a rebellion or uprising against authority
in revolt in the process or state of rebelling

verb

(intr) to rise up in rebellion against authority
(usually passive) to feel or cause to feel revulsion, disgust, or abhorrence
revolter, noun
C16: from French révolter to revolt, from Old Italian rivoltare to overturn, ultimately from Latin revolvere to roll back, revolve
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