- to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion; cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority; rebel; mutiny: to revolt against the present government.
- to turn away in mental rebellion, utter disgust, or abhorrence (usually followed by from): He revolts from eating meat.
- to rebel in feeling (usually followed by against): to revolt against parental authority.
- to feel horror or aversion (usually followed by at): to revolt at the sight of blood.
- to affect with disgust or abhorrence: Such low behavior revolts me.
- the act of revolting; an insurrection or rebellion.
- an expression or movement of spirited protest or dissent: a voter revolt at the polls.
Origin of revolt
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Related Words for revolteddefy, mutiny, overthrow, offend, repulse, repel, break, riot, renounce, defect, boycott, resist, oppose, arise, strike, overturn, sicken, shock, crawl, pain
Examples from the Web for revolted
Contemporary Examples of revolted
Corruption was one of the main reasons Ukrainians revolted against the Yanukovych government last winter.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
In 1929 they revolted against collectivization, leading to a decade-long struggle.How Chechnya Suffered Under Russian Rule
April 19, 2013
Republicans revolted against Boehner and the Bush administration.Fiscal Cliff Vote Fails Due to Republican Theology on Taxes
December 21, 2012
When one of her real-life exes came home with a Boyzilian, Shallon was revolted.Why 'Manscaping' Isn't Just for Porn Stars Anymore
December 29, 2011
“The Orthodox community is silent on those issues, but on this, they revolted,” he says.A Jewish Gay Marriage Fiasco
October 6, 2010
Historical Examples of revolted
There was an implied crime-partnership in her glance which revolted him.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
His own revolted town of Mantes was the first object of his fury.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
The affairs of the revolted Colonies were, in truth, going very badly.In the Valley
Her whole spirit would have revolted from that, as much as it did from the accusation.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
This revolted the Marquis, who made a gesture of utter disgust.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- a rebellion or uprising against authority
- in revolt in the process or state of rebelling
- (intr) to rise up in rebellion against authority
- (usually passive) to feel or cause to feel revulsion, disgust, or abhorrence
Word Origin for revolt
Word Origin and History for revolted
1550s, from Middle French révolte (c.1500), back formation from revolter (see revolt (v.)), or else from Italian rivolta.