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Synonyms for revolt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising(verb)

    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

    rising, insurrection, ascension, rise, rebellion, ascent, uprising

  2. revolt(verb)

    make revolution

    "The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"

    disgust, repel, churn up, nauseate, sicken, gross out

  3. disgust, gross out, revolt, repel(verb)

    fill with distaste

    "This spoilt food disgusts me"

    push back, churn up, nauseate, gross out, rebuff, repel, sicken, drive, repulse, force back, freak out, disgust, drive back, fight off, beat back, snub, freak

  4. disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up(verb)

    cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

    "The pornographic pictures sickened us"

    churn up, nauseate, come down, turn one's stomach, repel, sicken, disgust, gross out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. revolt

    The essential idea of revolution is a change in the form of government or constitution, or a change of rulers, otherwise than as provided by the laws of succession, election, etc.; while such change is apt to involve armed hostilities, these make no necessary part of the revolution. The revolution by which Dom Pedro was dethroned, and Brazil changed from an empire to a republic, was accomplished without a battle, and almost without a shot. Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes. Lawlessness is a temper of mind or condition of the community which may result in anarchy. Confusion, disorder, riot, and tumult are incidental and temporary outbreaks of lawlessness, but may not be anarchy. Insubordination is individual disobedience. Sedition is the plotting, rebellion the fighting, against the existing government, but always with the purpose of establishing some other government in its place. When rebellion is successful it is called revolution; but there may be revolution without rebellion; as, the English Revolution of 1688. A revolt is an uprising against existing authority without the comprehensive views of change in the form or administration of government that are involved in revolution. Anarchy, when more than temporary disorder, is a proposed disintegration of society, in which it is imagined that social order might exist without government. Slaves make insurrection; soldiers or sailors break out in mutiny; subject provinces rise in revolt. Compare SOCIALISM.

    anarchy, confusion, disintegration, disorder, insubordination, insurrection, lawlessness, mutiny, rebellion, revolution, riot, sedition, tumult

    authority, command, control, domination, dominion, empire, government, law, loyalty, obedience, order, rule, sovereignty, submission, supremacy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. revolt(v)

    rebel, struggle, kick, resist, rise, recalcitrate

    acquiesce, obey, submit

  2. revolt(n)

    insurrection, sedition, rebellion, mutiny

    submission, acquiescence, loyalty

Editors Contribution

  1. consent of the governed

    because it means to turn around.

    n political philosophy, the phrase consent of the governed refers to the idea that a government's legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and legal when consented to by the people or society over which that political power is exercised.

    Submitted by rinat on November 11, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. revolt(v. n.)

    rebel, mutiny, rise, renounce allegiance

  2. revolt(v. a.)

    disgust, nauseate, sicken, shock

  3. revolt(n.)

    rebellion, insurrection, mutiny, sedition, defection, rising

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. revolt(n)

    rebellion, sedition, uprising, mutiny, insurrection, insubordination, insurgency

  2. revolt(v)

    rebel, mutiny, disgust, nauseate, shock, offend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "revolt":

    rebellion, uprising, insurgency, revolution, mutiny, rebel, coup, insurrection, revulsion, riot, al-thawra, intifada


  1. List of known nicknames for "Revolt":

    Arno Asmus, Shape Shifter

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  1. Roma Khanna:

    We can confirm the passing of Andre Harrell, everyone in the REVOLT family is devastated by the loss of our friend, mentor and Vice Chairman. Andre's impact on Hip Hop, the culture and on all of us personally has been immeasurable and profound. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Anne Frank:

    I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I'm representing a tremendous many, many millions of people. i think that would be an absolute disaster. I think the people would quite rightly revolt. The way to beat Donald Trump is at the ballot box.

  4. Tammam Salam:

    Nobody has really grasped how fragile our situation is, if the Syrian refugees in Lebanon aren't fed, we will be confronted to a very worrisome situation, maybe even a revolt.

  5. Orrin Heatlie:

    You started to see an open revolt against what he was doing, people started to look at him like he was a bird in a tornado.

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