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English definition of “revolt”

revolt

verb [I] (PROTEST)    /rɪˈvəʊlt/ /-ˈvɒlt/ US  /-ˈvoʊlt/
C2 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.Taking action against people in power
(Definition of revolt verb (PROTEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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