Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: révolter, from Old Italian rivoltare 'to defeat and remove from power', from Latin revolvere; REVOLVE


2 verb
1 [intransitive]PPGPM if people revolt, they take strong and often violent action against the government, usually with the aim of taking power away from them [= rebel; ↪ revolution]
revolt against
It was feared that the army would revolt against the government.
2 [intransitive] to refuse to accept someone's authority or obey rules or laws [= rebel]
revolt against
Some members of the government may revolt against this proposed legislation.
3 [transitive usually passive] if something revolts you, it is so unpleasant that it makes you feel sick and shocked [↪ revulsion]:
He was revolted by the smell.

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