Etymology
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revolt (v.)

1540s, "cast off allegiance, rise against rulers, break away from established authority," from French revolter (15c.), which is from or cognate with Italian rivoltare "to overthrow, overturn," from Vulgar Latin *revolvitare "to overturn, overthrow," frequentative of Latin revolvere (past participle revolutus) "turn, roll back" (see revolve). Related: Revolted; revolting.

revolt (n.)

"insurrection, rebellion, uprising against government or authority," 1550s, from French révolte (c. 1500), which is a back-formation from revolter (see revolt (v.)) or else from cognate Italian rivolta.

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Definitions of revolt
1
revolt (v.)
make revolution;
The people revolted when bread prices tripled again
revolt (v.)
fill with distaste;
Synonyms: disgust / gross out / repel
revolt (v.)
cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of;
Synonyms: disgust / nauseate / sicken / churn up
2
revolt (n.)
organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another;
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