Revolt

Definition of Revolt

Re`volt´
v. i.1.To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
[imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Revolting.]
But this got by casting pearl to hogs,
That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
And still revolt when trith would set them free.
- Milton.
His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant sophisms of that time.
- J. Morley.
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.
Our discontented counties do revolt.
- Shak.
Plant those that have revolted in the van.
- Shak.
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.
v. t.1.To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
2.To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings.
This abominable medley is made rather to revolt young and ingenuous minds.
- Burke.
To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any sentient creatuure revolted his conscience and offended his reason.
- J. Morley.
n.1.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.
Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
- Milton.
2.A revolter.

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