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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


Noun Revolt has 1 sense

Verb Revolt has 3 senses


Revoltv. i. [Cf. F. révoller, It. rivoltare. See Revolt, n.].
  •  To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.  [1913 Webster]
    "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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant sophisms of that time."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our discontented counties do revolt."  [1913 Webster]
    "Plant those that have revolted in the van."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Revoltv. t. 
  •  To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings.  [1913 Webster]
    "This abominable medley is made rather to revolt young and ingenuous minds."  [1913 Webster]
    "To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any sentient creatuure revolted his conscience and offended his reason."  [1913 Webster]
Revoltn. [F. révolte, It. rivolta, fr. rivolto, p. p. fr. L. revolvere, revolutum. See Revolve.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  A revolter.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See Insurrection.


Revolt, v. & n.
1 intr. a rise in rebellion against authority. b (as revolted adj.) having revolted.
2 a tr. (often in passive) affect with strong disgust; nauseate (was revolted by the thought of it). b intr. (often foll. by at, against) feel strong disgust.
1 an act of rebelling.
2 a state of insurrection (in revolt).
3 a sense of loathing.
4 a mood of protest or defiance.

F r{eacute}volter f. It. rivoltare ult. f. L revolvere (as REVOLVE)



antagonism, antipathy, appall, arise, backlash, bloodless revolution, bouleversement, boycott, boycottage, break, breakdown, breakup, cataclysm, catastrophe, challenge, civil disorder, clashing, clean slate, clean sweep, collision, combative reaction, complain, complain loudly, complaint, computer revolution, conflict, confront, confutation, contend with, contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, convulsion, counteraction, counterposition, counterrevolution, counterworking, coup d'etat, crankiness, crotchetiness, debacle, defiance, defy, demur, disapprove of, disgust, dispute, dissent, dissentience, emeute, face down, face out, face up to, fractiousness, friction, front, general uprising, give offense, go on strike, go out, grimace, gross out, hold out, horrify, insurge, insurgence, insurgency, insurrect, insurrection, interference, jacquerie, job action, kick, kick against, levee en masse, lock out, lockout, look askance at, make a stand, meet head-on, mount the barricades, mutineer, mutiny, nauseate, negativism, nonconformity, noncooperation, object, objection, obstinacy, offend, offer resistance, oppose, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, outbreak, outlaw strike, overthrow, overturn, palace revolution, passive resistance, peasant revolt, perverseness, picket, protest, put off, putsch, radical change, reaction, rebel, rebellion, rebuff, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, refractoriness, reluct, reluctance, reluctate, remonstrance, remonstrate, renitence, renitency, renounce, repel, repellence, repellency, repercussion, repugnance, repulse, repulsion, resist, resistance, revolt at, revolute, revolution, revolutionary war, revolutionize, revulsion, riot, rise, rise against, rise up, rising, rulebook slowdown, run riot, shock, show distaste for, show fight, shrink from, shudder at, shut it down, sick-in, sicken, sit down, sit-down, sit-down strike, slow down, slowdown, spasm, stand, stand at bay, stand up against, stand up to, strike, striking alteration, strive against, subversion, subvert, sweeping change, swimming upstream, sympathy strike, tabula rasa, take-over, technological revolution, tie-up, total change, transilience, turn, turn the stomach, turnout, uncooperativeness, uprising, upset, violent change, walk out, walkout, wildcat strike, withstand, withstanding, work stoppage




VB resist, not submit, repugn, reluct, reluctate, withstand, stand up against, strive against, bear up under, bear up against, be proof against, make head against, stand, stand firm, stand one's ground, stand the brunt of, stand out, hold one's grounds, hold one's own, hold out, hold firm, breast the wave, breast the current, stem the tide, stem the torrent, face, confront, grapple with, show a bold front, present a front, make a stand, take one's stand, kick, kick against, recalcitrate, kick against the pricks, oppose, fly in the face of, lift the hand against, rise up in arms, strike, turn out, draw up a round robin, revolt, make a riot, prendre le mors aux dents, take the bit between the teeth, sell one's life dearly, die hard, keep at bay, repel, repulse.


N disobedience, insubordination, contumacy, infraction, infringement, violation, noncompliance, nonobservance, revolt, rebellion, mutiny, outbreak, rising, uprising, insurrection, emeute, riot, tumult, strike, barring out, defiance, mutinousness, mutineering, sedition, treason, high treason, petty treason, misprision of treason, premunire, lese majeste, violation of law, defection, secession, insurgent, mutineer, rebel, revolter, revolutionary, rioter, traitor, quisling, carbonaro, sansculottes, red republican, bonnet rouge, communist, Fenian, frondeur, seceder, secessionist, runagate, renegade, brawler, anarchist, demagogue, Spartacus, Masaniello, Wat Tyler, Jack Cade, ringleader, disobedient, uncomplying, uncompliant, unsubmissive, unruly, ungovernable, breachy, insubordinate, impatient of control, incorrigible, restiff, restive, refractory, contumacious, recusant, recalcitrant, resisting, lawless, mutinous, seditions, insurgent, riotous, unobeyed, unbidden, seditiosissimus quisque ignavus, unthread the rude eye of rebellion.


VB cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain, pain, hurt, wound, pinch, prick, gripe, pierce, lancinate, cut, hurt the feelings, wound the feelings, grate upon the feelings, grate upon the nerves, jar upon the feelings, wring the heart, pierce the heart, lacerate the heart, break the heart, rend the heart, make the heart bleed, tear the heart strings, rend the heart strings, draw tears from the eyes, sadden, make unhappy, plunge into sorrow, grieve, fash, afflict, distress, cut up, cut to the heart, displease, annoy, incommode, discompose, trouble, disquiet, faze, feaze, feeze, disturb, cross, perplex, molest, tease, tire, irk, vex, mortify, wherret, worry, plague, bother, pester, bore, pother, harass, harry, badger, heckle, bait, beset, infest, persecute, importune, wring, harrow, torment, torture, bullyrag, put to the rack, put to the question, break on the wheel, rack, scarify, cruciate, crucify, convulse, agonize, barb the dart, plant a dagger in the breast, plant a thorn in one's side, irritate, provoke, sting, nettle, try the patience, pique, fret, rile, tweak the nose, chafe, gall, sting to the quick, wound to the quick, cut to the quick, aggrieve, affront, enchafe, enrage, ruffle, sour the temper, give offense, maltreat, bite, snap at, assail, smite, sicken, disgust, revolt, nauseate, disenchant, repel, offend, shock, stink in the nostrils, go against the stomach, turn the stomach, make one sick, set the teeth on edge, go against the grain, grate on the ear, stick in one's throat, stick in one's gizzard, rankle, gnaw, corrode, horrify, appal, appall, freeze the blood, make the flesh creep, make the hair stand on end, make the blood curdle, make the blood run cold, make one shudder, haunt the memory, weigh on the heart, prey on the heart, weigh on the mind, prey on the mind, weigh on the spirits, prey on the spirits, bring one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave, add a nail to one's coffin.


VB disapprove, dislike, lament, object to, take exception to, be scandalized at, think ill of, view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes, nil admirari, disvalue, improbate, frown upon, look grave, bend the brows, knit the brows, shake the head at, shrug the shoulders, turn up the nose, look askance, look black upon, look with an evil eye, make a wry face, make a wry mouth at, set one's face against, dispraise, discommend, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of, condemn, blame, lay blame upon, cast blame upon, censure, fronder, reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate, reprehend, chide, admonish, berate, betongue, bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order, take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book, read a lesson, read a lecture to, rebuke, correct, reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, blow up, trounce, trim, laver la tete, overhaul, give it one, give it one finely, gibbet, accuse, impeach, denounce, hold up to reprobation, hold up to execration, expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize, show up, pull up, take up, cry 'shame' upon, be outspoken, raise a hue and cry against, execrate, exprobate, speak daggers, vituperate, abuse, abuse like a pickpocket, scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of, jaw, rail, rail at, rail in good set terms, bark at, anathematize, call names, call by hard names, call by ugly names, avile, revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter, backbite, clapperclaw, rave against, thunder against, fulminate against, load with reproaches, exclaim against, protest against, inveigh against, declaim against, cry out against, raise one's voice against, decry, cry down, run down, frown down, clamor, hiss, hoot, mob, ostracize, blacklist, draw up a round robin, sign a round robin, animadvert upon, reflect upon, glance at, cast reflection, cast reproach, cast a slur upon, insinuate, damn with faint praise, hint a fault and hesitate dislike, not to be able to say much for, scoff at, point at, twit, taunt, sneer at, satirize, lampoon, defame, depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, take exception, cavil, peck at, nibble at, carp at, be censorious, pick holes, pick a hole, pick a hole in one's coat, make a fuss about, take down, take down a peg, set down, snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles, throw a stone at, throw a stone in one's garden, have a fling, have a snap at, have words with, pluck a crow with, give one a wipe, give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue, incur blame, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt, get a bad name, forfeit one's good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears, take blame, stand corrected, have to answer for.

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