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REVOLT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revolt mean? 

REVOLT (noun)
  The noun REVOLT has 1 sense:

1. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

  Familiarity information: REVOLT used as a noun is very rare.


REVOLT (verb)
  The verb REVOLT has 3 senses:

1. make revolution
2. fill with distaste
3. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

  Familiarity information: REVOLT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVOLT (noun)


Sense 1revolt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

insurrection; revolt; uprising; rebellion; rising

Hypernyms ("revolt" is a kind of...):

battle; conflict; struggle (an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "revolt"):

insurgence; insurgency (an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict)

intifada; intifadah (an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000)

mutiny (open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers))

Instance hyponyms:

Great Revolt; Peasant's Revolt (a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II)

Indian Mutiny; Sepoy Mutiny (discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow))


REVOLT (verb)


Sense 1revolt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make revolution

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

Hypernyms (to "revolt" is one way to...):

arise; rebel; rise; rise up (take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2revolt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill with distaste

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

disgust; gross out; revolt; repel

Context example:

This spoilt food disgusts me

Hypernyms (to "revolt" is one way to...):

excite; stimulate; stir (stir feelings in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revolt"):

nauseate; sicken; turn one's stomach (upset and make nauseated)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3revolt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

churn up; sicken; nauseate; disgust; revolt

Context example:

The pornographic pictures sickened us

Hypernyms (to "revolt" is one way to...):

repel; repulse (be repellent to; cause aversion in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revolt"):

appal; appall; offend; outrage; scandalise; scandalize; shock (strike with disgust or revulsion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to revolt Sue


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