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Webster 1913 Edition


Revolt

Re-volt′

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Revolted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Revolting
.]
[Cf. F.
révoller
, It.
rivoltare
. See
Revolt
,
Noun.
]
1.
To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
But this got by casting pearl to hogs,
That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
And still
revolt
when trith would set them free.
Milton.
His clear intelligence
revolted
from the dominant sophisms of that time.
J. Morley.
2.
Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against a government; to rebel.
Our discontented counties do
revolt
.
Shakespeare
Plant those that have
revolted
in the van.
Shakespeare
3.
To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; – with at;
as, the stomach
revolts
at such food; his nature
revolts
at cruelty.

Re-volt′

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
[Obs.]
Spenser.
2.
To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock;
as, to
revolt
the feelings
.
This abominable medley is made rather to
revolt
young and ingenuous minds.
Burke.
To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any sentient creatuure
revolted
his conscience and offended his reason.
J. Morley.

Re-volt′

,
Noun.
[F.
révolte
, It.
rivolta
, fr.
rivolto
, p. p. fr. L.
revolvere
,
revolutum
. See
Revolve
.]
1.
The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government; rebellion;
as, the
revolt
of a province of the Roman empire
.
Who first seduced them to that foul
revolt
?
Milton.
2.
A revolter.
[Obs.]
“Ingrate revolts.”
Shak.
Syn. – Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See
Insurrection
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Revolt

REVOLT'

,
Verb.
I.
[L. revolvo; re and volvo, to turn. Eng. wallow.]
1.
To fall off or turn from one to another.
2.
To renounce allegiance and subjection to one's prince or state; to reject the authority of a sovereign; as a province or a number of people. It is not applied to individuals.
The Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah.
2Chron. 21.
3.
To change. [Not in use.]
4.
In Scripture, to disclaim allegiance and subjection to God; to reject the government of the King of kings. Is. 31.

REVOLT'

, v.t.
1.
To turn; to put to flight; to overturn.
2.
To shock; to do violence to; to cause to shrink or turn away with abhorrence; as, to revolt the mind or the feelings.
Their honest pride of their purer religion had revolted the Babylonians.

REVOLT'

, n.
1.
Desertion; change of sides; more correctly, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to one's prince or government; as the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.
2.
Gross departure from duty.
3.
In Scripture, a rejection of divine government; departure from God; disobedience. Is. 59.
4.
A revolter. [Not in use.]

Definition 2023


revolt

revolt

English

Verb

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.
    • Shakespeare
      Our discontented counties do revolt.
  2. To repel greatly.
    Your brother revolts me!
    • Burke
      This abominable medley is made rather to revolt young and ingenuous minds.
    • J. Morley
      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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  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.
    • Milton
      Still revolt when truth would set them free.
    • J. Morley
      His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant sophisms of that time.

Translations

Noun

revolt (countable and uncountable, plural revolts)

  1. an act of revolt

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

French révolte

Noun

rèvolt m (Cyrillic spelling рѐволт)

  1. revolt