from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To attempt to overthrow the authority of the state; rebel.
- intransitive v. To oppose or refuse to accept something: revolting against high taxes.
- intransitive v. To feel disgust or repugnance: to revolt at a public display of cruelty.
- intransitive v. To turn away in revulsion or abhorrence: They revolted from the sight.
- transitive v. To fill with disgust or abhorrence; repel. See Synonyms at disgust.
- n. An uprising, especially against state authority; a rebellion.
- n. An act of protest or rejection.
- n. The state of a person or persons in rebellion: students in revolt over administrative policies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To rebel, particularly against authority.
- v. To greatly repel.
- n. an act of revolt
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
- intransitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; -- with at
- transitive v. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
- transitive v. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock.
- n. The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government; rebellion.
- n. A revolter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An uprising against government or authority; rebellion; insurrection; hence, any act of insubordination or disobedience.
- n. The act of turning away or going over to the opposite side; a change of sides; desertion.
- n. Inconstancy; faithlessness; fickleness, especially in love.
- n. A revolter.
- n. Synonyms Sedition, Rebellion, etc. See insurrection.
- To turn away; turn aside from a former cause or undertaking; fall off; change sides; go over to the opposite party; desert.
- To break away from established authority; renounce allegiance and subjection; rise against a government in open rebellion; rebel; mutiny.
- To prove faithless or inconstant, especially in love.
- To turn away in horror or disgust; be repelled or shocked.
- To roll back; turn back.
- To turn away from allegiance; cause to rebel.
- To repel; shock; cause to turn away in abhorrence or disgust.
- Synonyms To disgust, sicken, nauseate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
- n. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
- v. make revolution
- v. fill with distaste
French revolter, from Italian rivoltare, to turn round, from Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvere, to turn over; see revolve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French révolter, from Italian rivoltare, from Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvō ("roll back"). (Wiktionary)