revolt

[ri-vohlt]
verb (used without object)
1.
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.
2.
to turn away in mental rebellion, utter disgust, or abhorrence (usually followed by from ): He revolts from eating meat.
3.
to rebel in feeling (usually followed by against ): to revolt against parental authority.
4.
to feel horror or aversion (usually followed by at ): to revolt at the sight of blood.
verb (used with object)
5.
to affect with disgust or abhorrence: Such low behavior revolts me.
noun
6.
the act of revolting; an insurrection or rebellion.
7.
an expression or movement of spirited protest or dissent: a voter revolt at the polls.

Origin:
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

revolter, noun
unrevolted, adjective

rebellion, revolt, revolution.


6. uprising, disorder, putsch.
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revolt (rɪˈvəʊlt)
 
n
1.  a rebellion or uprising against authority
2.  in revolt in the process or state of rebelling
 
vb
3.  (intr) to rise up in rebellion against authority
4.  (usually passive) to feel or cause to feel revulsion, disgust, or abhorrence
 
[C16: from French révolter to revolt, from Old Italian rivoltare to overturn, ultimately from Latin revolvere to roll back, revolve]
 
re'volter
 
n

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revolt
1540s, from M.Fr. revolter, from It. rivoltare "to overthrow, overturn," from V.L. *revolvitare "to overturn, overthrow," frequentative of L. revolvere (pp. revolutus) "turn, roll back" (see revolve). The noun is from 1550s. Revolting is 1590s, originally subjective; objective
sense of "repulsive" is first recorded 1806.
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Example sentences
The first was that a much-heralded revolt of the centre faded abruptly.
If so, turning pirate might have been his way of escaping punishment when the
  revolt failed.
Normal people have been too busy working and playing to closely follow the past
  day's online revolt.
Spence, however, says the evidence suggests to him the fires were set during an
  internal revolt.
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