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.