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English definition of “rebel”

rebel

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈrebəl/
SOLDIER B2 someone who fights against the government in their country, especially a soldier: Rebels seized control of the airport.Activism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power
AGAINST AUTHORITY someone who does not like authority and refuses to obey rulesActivism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power
(Definition of rebel noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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