What does revolt mean?

Definitions for revolt
rɪˈvoʊltre·volt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprisingverb

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

  2. revoltverb

    make revolution

    "The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"

  3. disgust, gross out, revolt, repelverb

    fill with distaste

    "This spoilt food disgusts me"

  4. disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn upverb

    cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

    "The pornographic pictures sickened us"

Wiktionary

  1. revoltnoun

    an act of revolt

    Etymology: From révolter, from rivoltare, from *, frequentative of revolvo.

  2. revoltverb

    to rebel, particularly against authority

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

    Etymology: From révolter, from rivoltare, from *, frequentative of revolvo.

  3. revoltverb

    to greatly repel

    Your brother revolts me!

    Etymology: From révolter, from rivoltare, from *, frequentative of revolvo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revoltnoun

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

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

  2. Revoltnoun

    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

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

  3. Revoltnoun

    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

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

  4. Revoltverb

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

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

  5. Revoltverb

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

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

  6. Revoltnoun

    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

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

  7. Revoltnoun

    a revolter

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

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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. Melinda Mills:

    There were a few countries holding out, thinking the public would revolt( to mask orders), but the public just doesn't want to be in quarantine anymore, governments will be emboldened a little bit in expanding their policies if they think these things are effective.

  2. Anne Frank:

    I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again.

  3. Duwa Lashi La:

    As this is a public revolution, all the citizens within entire Myanmar, revolt against the rule of the military terrorists led by Min Aung Hlaing in every corner of the country.

  4. Simone Weil:

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

  5. Ted Cruz:

    This fevered pipe dream of Washington that at the convention they would parachute in some white knight who will save the Washington establishment, it is nothing less than a pipe dream, it ai n’t gon na happen. If it did happen, the people would quite rightly revolt. Senator Cruz only bolstered his case that he's gaining momentum in the battle against front-runner Trump with his Wisconsin victory. He scored 48 percent of the vote to Trump's 35 percent, and picked up the lion's share of the state's delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed far behind. The race heads next, though, to New York state where Trump has a commanding lead in the polls. The criticism of having ties to the establishment is an unusual one for Cruz -- who has portrayed himself as an outsider fighting against what he calls.

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