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rebel

noun [C] uk   /ˈreb.əl/ us  
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

rebel

verb [I] uk   /rɪˈbel/ (-ll-) us  
B2 to fight against the government or to refuse to obey rules, etc.: The people rebelled against the harsh new government. Jacob rebelled against his parents' plans for him and left school at the age of 16.Taking action against people in power to react against a feeling, action, plan, etc.: My poor sick stomach rebelled at the idea of any more food.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of rebel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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