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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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