From Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis (“waging war again; insurgent”), from rebellō (“I wage war again, fight back”), from re- (“again, back”) + bellō (“I wage war”).
rebel (plural rebels)
- A person who resists an established authority, often violently.
From Old French rebeller, from Latin rebellō (“I wage war again, fight back”), from re- (“again, back”) + bellō (“I wage war”). See also revel.
rebel (third-person singular simple present rebels, present participle rebelling, simple past and past participle rebelled)
- (intransitive) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.
to resist or become defiant towards