revolt - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “revolt”

See all translations

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.

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

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
(Definition of revolt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of revolt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “revolt” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More