verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- revolution counter,
Origin of revolt
Examples from the Web for revolted
Corruption was one of the main reasons Ukrainians revolted against the Yanukovych government last winter.
In 1929 they revolted against collectivization, leading to a decade-long struggle.
Republicans revolted against Boehner and the Bush administration.Fiscal Cliff Vote Fails Due to Republican Theology on Taxes|Daniel Gross|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When one of her real-life exes came home with a Boyzilian, Shallon was revolted.Why 'Manscaping' Isn't Just for Porn Stars Anymore|Lizzie Crocker|December 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“The Orthodox community is silent on those issues, but on this, they revolted,” he says.
It is very simple: Texas, wearied with the incessantly renewed exactions of Mexico, has revolted to gain its liberty.
Nor was revenge the only motive which led France to cast her lot with the revolted colonies.The Land We Live In|Henry Mann
In what age are we living, then, that rebels dare to treat on equal terms with the government against which they have revolted?
The Ladrones are a disaffected race of Chinese, that revolted against the oppressions of the mandarines.
At first confided to the care of an inferior professor, he revolted from the arid teachings of a mere human machine.Great Musical Composers|George T. Ferris
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.