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Meaning of REVOLT

Pronunciation:  ri'vowlt

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

REVOLT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \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}.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a revolt in your dream indicates peer pressure is working on you and that you may not want to go along with the crowd.
 

 

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