Re*volt" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Revolting.] [Cf. F. r'evoller, It. rivoltare. See Revolt, n.]


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.


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.


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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Re*volt", v. t.


To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.




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.


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Re*volt", n. [F. r'evolte, It. rivolta, fr. rivolto, p. p. fr. L. revolvere, revolutum. See Revolve.]


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? Milton.


A revolter.

[Obs.] "Ingrate revolts."


Syn. -- Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See Insurrection.


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