Revolt means to rise up against an authority in an act of rebellion. You might see an opposition group revolt against a government, or you might revolt against your oppressive 10:00 curfew.

Revolt has a noun form as well to describe that kind of rebellious uprising. Your revolt is successful if you get permission to stay out past 11:00. Revolt can also mean to disgust or sicken, either physically or in terms of your sensibilities. Your stomach may revolt at the idea of eating cauliflower again. You could combine the two meanings of revolt if you stage a revolt in the kitchen to stop from having to eat vegetables that revolt you.

Primary Meanings of revolt

make revolution
organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
fill with distaste
Full Definitions of revolt

v make revolution

“The people revolted when bread prices tripled again”
Type of:
arise, rebel, rise, rise up
take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

n organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

insurrection, rebellion, rising, uprising
Peasant's Revolt
a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II
Indian Mutiny
discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow)
insurgence, insurgency
an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
intifada, intifadah
an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000
open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
Type of:
battle, conflict, struggle
an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

v fill with distaste

disgust, gross out, repel
nauseate, sicken, turn one's stomach
upset and make nauseated
Type of:
excite, stimulate, stir
stir feelings in

v cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

churn up, disgust, nauseate, sicken
appal, appall, offend, outrage, scandalise, scandalize, shock
strike with disgust or revulsion
Type of:
repel, repulse
be repellent to; cause aversion in

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