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verb     revolt pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerevolting
past tenserevolted
past participlerevolted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to say that you will not accept someone’s authority or leadership
    revolt against:

    Several players revolted against their new coach.

    1. a.
      to refuse to accept something such as a law or a decision
      revolt against:

      In 1992 the Serbs revolted against separation from Yugoslavia.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to try to remove the government of your country using force

    The Poles revolted several times in the 19th century.

  3. 3
    [transitive] if someone or something revolts you, they are so unpleasant that you feel slightly ill

    He was revolted by the stench of the stockyards.

    Just the thought of kissing him revolts me.



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