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Definition of Revolt

Revolt

  1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
  2. Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against a government; to rebel.
  3. To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; -- with at; as, the stomach revolts at such food; his nature revolts at cruelty.
  4. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
  5. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings.
  6. The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government; rebellion; as, the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.
  7. A revolter.

Revolt Quotations

I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical.
Jim Morrison

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
Mikhail Bakunin

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Aristotle

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
Sigmund Freud

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
Karl Marx
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Revolt Translations

revolt in Danish is rejse sig, opstand
revolt in Dutch is muiten, rebelleren, in opstand komen
revolt in Finnish is kapinoida
revolt in German is Aufstand {m}, auflehnen, rebelliere
revolt in Italian is rivolta
revolt in Latin is insurgo insurgi insurrectum
revolt in Portuguese is revolta
revolt in Spanish is revuelta
revolt in Swedish is resning, revolt, uppror, revoltera
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