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revolt

verb uk   /rɪˈvəʊlt/ /-ˈvɒlt/ us    /-ˈvoʊlt/

revolt verb (PROTEST)

C2 [I] If a large number of people revolt, they refuse to be controlled or ruled, and take action against authority, often violent action: The people revolted against foreign rule and established their own government.Taking action against people in power

revolt verb (UNPLEASANT FEELING)

C2 [T] to make someone feel unpleasantly shocked or disgusted: We were revolted by the dirt and mess in her house. It revolts me to know that the world spends so much money on arms when millions are dying of hunger.
See also
Inspiring dislikeSerious and unpleasant

revolt

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈvəʊlt/ /-ˈvɒlt/ us    /-ˈvoʊlt/
an attempt to get rid of a government by using violence: Troops were called in to crush/put down the revolt. The army is in revolt (against its commanders).
See also
Taking action against people in power
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