revolt

[ ri-vohlt ]
/ rɪˈvoʊlt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. revivor,
  2. revocable,
  3. revocation,
  4. revoice,
  5. revoke,
  6. revolting,
  7. revolute,
  8. revolution,
  9. revolution counter,
  10. revolutionary

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

Related formsre·volt·er, nounun·re·volt·ed, adjective

Can be confusedrebellion revolt revolution

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British Dictionary definitions for revolted

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
Derived Formsrevolter, noun

Word Origin for revolt

C16: from French révolter to revolt, from Old Italian rivoltare to overturn, ultimately from Latin revolvere to roll back, revolve

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