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English noun: revolt

1. revolt (act) organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Synonymsinsurrection, rebellion, rising, uprising

Broader (hypernym)battle, conflict, struggle

Narrower (hyponym)insurgence, insurgency, intifada, intifadah, mutiny

Instance hyponymGreat Revolt, Indian Mutiny, Peasant's Revolt, Sepoy Mutiny

English verb: revolt

1. revolt (social) make revolution

SamplesThe people revolted when bread prices tripled again.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)arise, rebel, rise, rise up

2. revolt (perception) fill with distaste

SamplesThis spoilt food disgusts me.

Synonymsdisgust, gross out, repel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excite, stimulate, stir

Narrower (hyponym)nauseate, sicken, turn one's stomach

3. revolt (emotion) cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

SamplesThe pornographic pictures sickened us.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to revolt Sue

Synonymschurn up, disgust, nauseate, sicken

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)repel, repulse

Narrower (hyponym)appal, appall, offend, outrage, scandalise, scandalize, shock

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