EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French révolter, from Italian rivoltare, itself either from ri- with the verb voltare, or possibly from a Vulgar Latin *revoltāre < *revolvitāre, for *revolūtāre, frequentative of Latin revolvō (roll back) (through its past participle revolūtus).

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VerbEdit

revolt (third-person singular simple present revolts, present participle revolting, simple past and past participle revolted)

  1. To rebel, particularly against authority.
    The farmers had to revolt against the government to get what they deserved.
  2. To repel greatly.
    Your brother revolts me!
    • 1796, Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace
      This abominable medley is made rather to revolt young and ingenuous minds.
    • 1870, John Morley, Condorcet (published in the Fortnightly Review
      To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any sentient creature revolted his conscience and offended his reason.
  3. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
  4. (intransitive) To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; used with at.
    The stomach revolts at such food; his nature revolts at cruelty.
  5. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.

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NounEdit

revolt (countable and uncountable, plural revolts)

  1. An act of revolt.
    Synonyms: insurrection, rebellion

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French révolte.

NounEdit

rèvolt m (Cyrillic spelling рѐволт)

  1. revolt

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