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English definition of “rebel”

rebel

noun [C]    /ˈreb·əl/
a person who refuses to accept the government’s power and uses force to oppose it, or a person who opposes authority and thinks or behaves differently : The government tried to set up talks with the rebels. Though he dressed unusually , he never meant to be a rebel. US history Soldiers fighting for the southern states in the American Civil War were called rebels. rebel    /rəˈbel/ verb [I] (-ll-) Children often rebel against being forced to eat certain foods .
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