verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- revolution counter,
Origin of revolt
Examples from the Web for revolt
The ISI came to the CIA for assistance in fostering a revolt that had developed in the Afghan countryside against Communist rule.
A problem far more pressing for the dynasty was the Taiping revolt, which ran from 1850 to 1864 and left tens of millions dead.
Remarkably, Americans have not risen in revolt against this gaping inequality.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Cruz rounded up some of the far-right members of the House GOP caucus and plotted a revolt.
They see the ISIS uprising as part of a general Sunni revolt.
Mrs. Page could not get back of Harriet's revolt to its cause.K|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Unless this were done the monks would suffer lack; so some one had to be sent, in spite of the last mutterings of the revolt.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
The further progress of religion is apt to appear as a revolt against the system which has grown so strong.History of Religion|Allan Menzies
Revolt against staleness and clipped wings, against the terrible security of his too solid reputation, smote him.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
He dreaded to be forced into a position of illegality and revolt, because it would enable his enemies to outlaw him.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Word Origin for revolt
1540s, from Middle French revolter (15c.), from Italian rivoltare "to overthrow, overturn," from Vulgar Latin *revolvitare "to overturn, overthrow," frequentative of Latin revolvere (past participle revolutus) "turn, roll back" (see revolve). Related: Revolted; revolting.
1550s, from Middle French révolte (c.1500), back formation from revolter (see revolt (v.)), or else from Italian rivolta.