revolt: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ri-vōlt'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion; cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority; rebel; mutiny: to revolt against the present government.
  2. to turn away in mental rebellion, utter disgust, or abhorrence (usually fol. by from): He revolts from eating meat.
  3. to rebel in feeling (usually fol. by against): to revolt against parental authority.
  4. to feel horror or aversion (usually fol. by at): to revolt at the sight of blood.
  1. to affect with disgust or abhorrence: Such low behavior revolts me.
  1. the act of revolting; an insurrection or rebellion.
  2. an expression or movement of spirited protest or dissent: a voter revolt at the polls.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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