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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'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.
Jim Morrison

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

To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
Mikhail Bakunin

There was a belief after World War I that painting could be an act of civil revolt. I want this exhibition, 'New Museum,' to be an act of civil disobedience. It's not so much about the New Museum on the Bowery, but the idea of challenging museums as projections of cultural authority. It's painting as insurgency.
Richard Phillips

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
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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