revolt


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Revolt \Re*volt"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Revolting.] [Cf. F. r['e]voller, It. rivoltare. See
   Revolt, n.]
   1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something;
      specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
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            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.
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            His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant
            sophisms of that time.                --J. Morley.
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   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.
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            Our discontented counties do revolt.  --Shak.
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            Plant those that have revolted in the van. --Shak.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Revolt \Re*volt"\, n. [F. r['e]volte, It. rivolta, fr. rivolto,
   p. p. fr. L. revolvere, revolutum. See Revolve.]
   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.
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            Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. A revolter. [Obs.] "Ingrate revolts." --Shak.
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   Syn: Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See
        Insurrection.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Revolt \Re*volt"\, v. t.
   1. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to
      flight. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   2. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with
      abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings.
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            This abominable medley is made rather to revolt
            young and ingenuous minds.            --Burke.
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            To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any
            sentient creatuure revolted his conscience and
            offended his reason.                  --J. Morley.
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