• (GA) IPA: /ɹɪˈvoʊlt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈvəʊlt/
  • (British) IPA: /ɹɪˈvɒlt/

revolt (revolts, present participle revolting; past and past participle revolted)

  1. To rebel, particularly against authority.
    The farmers had to revolt against the government to get what they deserved.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene i]:
      Our discontented counties do revolt.
  2. To repel greatly.
    Your brother revolts me!
    • This abominable medley is made rather to revolt young and ingenuous minds.
    • To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any sentient creature revolted his conscience and offended his reason.
  3. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
  4. (intransitive) To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; used with at.
    The stomach revolts at such food; his nature revolts at cruelty.
  5. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
    • 1673, John Milton, “Sonnet XII. On the ſame.”, in Poems, &c. upon Several Occaſions., London: Printed for Tho. Dring […] , OCLC 1050806759 ↗, page 57 ↗:
      And ſtill revolt when truth would ſet them free.
    • His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant sophisms of that time.
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  1. An act of revolt.
    Synonyms: insurrection, rebellion
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