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re•volt



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.

v.t.
to affect with disgust or abhorrence: Such low behavior revolts me.

n.
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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