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English definition of “rebel”

rebel

verb [I]     /rɪˈbel/ (-ll-)
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 verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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