Definitions for: Revolt


[n] organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
[v] cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
[v] fill with distaste; "This fould language disgusts me"
[v] make revolution; "The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*volt", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Revolting.] [Cf. F. r['e]voller, It. rivoltare. See
Revolt, n.]
1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something;
specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.

But this got by casting pearl to hogs, That bawl for
freedom in their senseless mood, And still revolt
when trith would set them free. --Milton.

HIs clear intelligence revolted from the dominant
sophisms of that time. --J. Morley.

2. 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.

Our discontented counties do revolt. --Shak.

Plant those that have revolted in the van. --Shak.

3. 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.


Re*volt", v. t.
1. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to
flight. [Obs.] --Spenser.

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

This abominable medley is made rather to revolt
young and ingenuous minds. --Burke.

To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any
sentient creatuure revolted his conscience and
offended his reason. --J. Morley.


Re*volt", n. [F. r['e]volte, It. rivolta, fr. rivolto,
p. p. fr. L. revolvere, revolutum. See Revolve.]
1. 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.

Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
--Milton.

2. A revolter. [Obs.] ``Ingrate revolts.'' --Shak.

Syn: Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See
Insurrection.

Synonyms: churn up, disgust, disgust, insurrection, nauseate, rebellion, repel, rising, sicken, uprising

See Also: appal, appall, arise, battle, conflict, excite, Great Revolt, insurgency, intifada, mutiny, nauseate, offend, outrage, Peasant's Revolt, rebel, repel, repulse, rise, rise up, scandalise, scandalize, shock, sicken, stimulate, stir, struggle, turn one's stomach

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