Meaning of “rebel” in the English Dictionary

"rebel" in British English

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rebelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈreb.əl/ us /ˈreb.əl/

rebelverb [ I ]

uk /rɪˈbel/ us /rɪˈbel/ -ll-

(Definition of “rebel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rebel" in American English

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rebelnoun [ C ]

us /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.

verb [ I ] us /rəˈbel/ -ll-

Children often rebel against being forced to eat certain foods.

(Definition of “rebel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)