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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Revolt  \Re*volt"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  turn  back  to  roll  or  drive  back  to  put  to 
  flight.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  2.  To  do  violence  to  to  cause  to  turn  away  or  shrink  with 
  abhorrence;  to  shock;  as  to  revolt  the  feelings. 
  This  abominable  medley  is  made  rather  to  revolt 
  young  and  ingenuous  minds.  --Burke. 
  To  derive  delight  from  what  inflicts  pain  on  any 
  sentient  creatuure  revolted  his  conscience  and 
  offended  his  reason.  --J.  Morley. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Who  first  seduced  them  to  that  foul  revolt? 
  2.  A  revolter.  [Obs.]  ``Ingrate  revolts.''  --Shak. 
  Syn:  Insurrection;  sedition;  rebellion;  mutiny.  See 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  HIs  clear  intelligence  revolted  from  the  dominant 
  sophisms  of  that  time.  --J.  Morley. 
  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. 
  Our  discontented  counties  do  revolt.  --Shak. 
  Plant  those  that  have  revolted  in  the  van.  --Shak. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  organized  opposition  to  authority;  a  conflict  in  which  one 
  faction  tries  to  wrest  control  from  another  [syn:  {rebellion}, 
  {insurrection},  {rising},  {uprising}] 
  v  1:  make  revolution;  "The  people  revolted  when  bread  prices 
  tripled  again" 
  2:  fill  with  distaste  [syn:  {disgust},  {turn  off},  {repel}] 
  3:  cause  aversion  in  offend  the  moral  sense  of  [syn:  {disgust}, 
  {nauseate},  {sicken},  {churn  up}] 

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