What does revolt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising(verb)

    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

  2. revolt(verb)

    make revolution

    "The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"

  3. disgust, gross out, revolt, repel(verb)

    fill with distaste

    "This spoilt food disgusts me"

  4. disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up(verb)

    cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

    "The pornographic pictures sickened us"


  1. revolt(Noun)

    an act of revolt

  2. revolt(Verb)

    to rebel, particularly against authority

    The farmers had to revolt against the government to get what they deserved.

  3. revolt(Verb)

    to greatly repel

    Your brother revolts me!

  4. Origin: From révolter, from rivoltare, from *, frequentative of revolvo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revolt(noun)

    to turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence

  2. Revolt(noun)

    hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against a government; to rebel

  3. Revolt(noun)

    to be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; -- with at; as, the stomach revolts at such food; his nature revolts at cruelty

  4. Revolt(verb)

    to cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight

  5. Revolt(verb)

    to do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings

  6. Revolt(noun)

    the act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government; rebellion; as, the revolt of a province of the Roman empire

  7. Revolt(noun)

    a revolter

  8. Origin: [Cf. F. rvoller, It. rivoltare. See Revolt, n.]


  1. Revolt

    Revolt is the second album from U.K rock band 3 Colours Red. It was recorded at Rockfield Studios with producer Dave Eringa and saw the band going for a more polished and commercial sound, it reached number 17 in the U.K album charts when it was released on Creation Records in 1999 but the band split at their peak after releasing only 2 singles from it, both entered the U.K top 40. An additional EP, Paralyse, was released prior to the album but was not eligible for the chart as the EP contained more than the maximum number of songs allowed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revolt

    rē-vōlt′, v.i. to renounce allegiance: to be grossly offended: to mutiny: to be shocked.—v.t. to cause to rise in revolt: to shock.—n. a rebellion: insurrection, desertion: a change of sides: fickleness.—n. Revol′ter.—adj. Revol′ting, causing a turning away from: shocking: repulsive.—adv. Revol′tingly. [O. Fr. revolte—It. rivolta—L. revolvĕre, to roll back, re-, back, volvĕre, volutum, to turn.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. revolt

    To renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against the government in declared rebellion.

How to pronounce revolt?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revolt in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revolt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of revolt in a Sentence

  1. Dina Dosmukhanova:

    There will be no revolt here - like in Ukraine, for instance.

  2. Mignon McLaughlin:

    The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.

  3. Simone Weil:

    Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.

  4. Ed Conway:

    Rupert Murdoch: if [Boris] backtracks on serious things there'll be another bloody revolt #TimesCeoSummit.

  5. Erika Barcenas:

    Free determination (for indigenous communities) is something that's now being discussed for the first time since the Zapatista revolt.

Images & Illustrations of revolt

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