Revolt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈvoʊlt|  American pronunciation of the word revolt
Brit.  |rɪˈvəʊlt|  British pronunciation of the word revolt


- organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another (syn: insurrection, rebellion, rising, uprising)


- make revolution
- fill with distaste (syn: disgust, repel)
- cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of (syn: disgust, nauseate, sicken)


The group threatened to revolt.

All the violence revolted me.

The peasants' revolt was crushed by the king.

The leader of the group called for revolt.

Consumers are in revolt against high prices.

The prisoners are revolting against living conditions in the prisons.

I know I have to get up every morning, but my mind revolts against the thought.

A revolt breaks out / erupts.

The prime minister is now facing a revolt by members of his own party.

French farmers are in revolt over cheap imports.

Troops loyal to the President crushed the revolt.

It was feared that the army would revolt against the government.

Some members of the government may revolt against this proposed legislation.

He was revolted by the smell.

The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

Word forms

I/you/we/they: revolt
he/she/it: revolts
present participle: revolting
past tense: revolted
past participle: revolted
singular: revolt
plural: revolts
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