Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “rebel”

rebel

noun [C]     /ˈreb.əl/
B2 a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently: The rebels took over the capital and set up a new government. He was a bit of a rebel when he was a teenager and dyed his hair pink.Activism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power
(Definition of rebel noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rebel

More definitions for “rebels”

Definitions of “rebel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More