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revolt

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revoltre‧volt1 /rɪˈvəʊlt $ -ˈvoʊlt/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 DISOBEYa refusal to accept someone’s authority or obey rules or laws syn rebellion The prime minister is now facing a revolt by members of his own party.revolt against a revolt against authorityrevolt over a revolt over the proposed spending cutsin revolt French farmers are in revolt over cheap imports.see thesaurus at revolution2 PPGPMstrong and often violent action by a lot of people against their ruler or government syn rebellion, → revolution the Polish revolt of 1863revolt against a revolt against the central governmentrevolt of the successful revolt of the American coloniesput down/crush a revolt (=use military force to stop it) Troops loyal to the president crushed the revolt.COLLOCATIONSMeaning 2: strong and often violent action by a lot of people against their ruler or governmentverbsa revolt breaks out (=starts)In 1821 revolts broke out in Moldavia and Wallachia.people rise in revolt (=start to take part in a revolt)At a word from Gandhi, India would have risen in revolt.lead a revoltHe led a revolt against Constantine and acclaimed Maximus as emperor.suppress/crush/put down a revolt (=end it by force)The Russians speedily crushed the revolt.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + revolta peasant revolt (=by people who work on farms)This was the best-known peasant revolt in Soviet history.a popular revolt (=one involving a lot of ordinary people)Opposition groups had called for a popular revolt against the president.open revolt (=not hidden or secret)She faced open revolt from her Cabinet colleagues.armed revolt (=one in which weapons are used)Somalis living just across the Ethiopian border rose up in armed revolt.
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revoltOnly a matter of time until he leads a revolt of angels..Instead townspeople speak of Maan's glorious role in sparking another great rebellion, the Arab revolt against the Ottomans.Mayhew's remarks represented the first American call for revolt against England.At a word from Ghandi, India would have risen in revolt.The inevitable revolt shows only too plainly the helplessness of the seamen against the power of authority.There was open talk of revolt in sections of her party.In 1880, a peasant revolt swept the country in protest at the tax on salt.But as Lucy Re-Bartlett asserted, chastity was part of women's revolt against false social conditions.The Confederate government provided troops to suppress slave revolts.When Wittikind and his warriors capitulated, the revolt began to collapse.Army forces crushed the revolt, forcing many to flee the country.Herrera knew that if his government failed to put down the revolt, it would spread to outlying areas.A politicisation of the thinking classes has taken place in the Thatcher years, echoing the revolt of intelligence in the 1930s.Louverture headed the revolt of the slaves in the French colony of San Domingo.in revoltThe whole city is in revolt about the new curfew.
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revoltrevolt2 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 syn rebel, → revolutionrevolt against It was feared that the army would revolt against the government.2 [intransitive]DISOBEY to refuse to accept someone’s authority or obey rules or laws syn rebelrevolt against Some members of the government may revolt against this proposed legislation.3 [transitive]DISGUSTING if something revolts you, it is so unpleasant that it makes you feel sick and shockedrevulsion He was revolted by the smell. Grammar Revolt is usually passive in this meaning.
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revoltI think the huge scale massacre of pheasants is revolting.When Napoleon won control of the region and attached it to Bavaria, the Tiroleans revolted.News reached the capital that two garrisons in the south had revolted against the government.However, ordinary people are beginning to revolt against this.Some of the Arab tribes were persuaded to revolt against Turkish rule.The community revolted at the proposal to move the bank downtown.It may have been revolting but the effect was wonderful.I revolted by becoming a Sensitive person, which I am not.Unless they are sadists, military pros are revolted by that.I opened the door and was instantly revolted by the smell.I don't wear fur, I was so revolted by what I saw at a fox farm once.Sadly, she never carries cash, so any hope of seeing her choose something unusually revolting for daughter-in-law Fergie soon faded.He kissed her full on the lips in a way that revolted her.If the army revolted or went over to the opposition, all was lost.Such a scene does seem too revolting to record.
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Verb table
revolt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrevolt
he, she, itrevolts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrevolted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave revolted
he, she, ithas revolted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad revolted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill revolt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have revolted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam revolting
he, she, itis revolting
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you, we, theyare revolting
Past
I, he, she, itwas revolting
you, we, theywere revolting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been revolting
he, she, ithas been revolting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been revolting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be revolting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been revolting
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