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REVOLT', v.i. [L. revolvo; re and volvo, to turn. Eng. wallow.]

1. To fall off or turn from one to another.

2. To renounce allegiance and subjection to one's prince or state; to reject the authority of a sovereign; as a province or a number of people. It is not applied to individuals.

The Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah.

2Chron. 21.

3. To change. [Not in use.]

4. In Scripture, to disclaim allegiance and subjection to God; to reject the government of the King of kings. Is. 31.

REVOLT', v.t.

1. To turn; to put to flight; to overturn.

2. To shock; to do violence to; to cause to shrink or turn away with abhorrence; as, to revolt the mind or the feelings.

Their honest pride of their purer religion had revolted the Babylonians.

REVOLT', n.

1. Desertion; change of sides; more correctly, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to one's prince or government; as the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.

2. Gross departure from duty.

3. In Scripture, a rejection of divine government; departure from God; disobedience. Is. 59.

4. A revolter. [Not in use.]



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REVOLT', v.i. [L. revolvo; re and volvo, to turn. Eng. wallow.]

1. To fall off or turn from one to another.

2. To renounce allegiance and subjection to one's prince or state; to reject the authority of a sovereign; as a province or a number of people. It is not applied to individuals.

The Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah.

2Chron. 21.

3. To change. [Not in use.]

4. In Scripture, to disclaim allegiance and subjection to God; to reject the government of the King of kings. Is. 31.

REVOLT', v.t.

1. To turn; to put to flight; to overturn.

2. To shock; to do violence to; to cause to shrink or turn away with abhorrence; as, to revolt the mind or the feelings.

Their honest pride of their purer religion had revolted the Babylonians.

REVOLT', n.

1. Desertion; change of sides; more correctly, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to one's prince or government; as the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.

2. Gross departure from duty.

3. In Scripture, a rejection of divine government; departure from God; disobedience. Is. 59.

4. A revolter. [Not in use.]

RE-VOLT', n.

  1. Desertion; change of sides; more correctly, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to one's prince or government; as, the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.
  2. Gross departure from duty. – Shak.
  3. In Scripture, a rejection of divine government; departure from God; disobedience. – Is. lix.
  4. A revolter. [Not in use.] – Shak.

RE-VOLT', v.i. [Fr. revolter; It. rivoltare; ri and voltare, to turn; from L. revolvo; re and volvo, to turn, Eng. wallow.]

  1. To fall off or turn from one to another. – Shak.
  2. To renounce allegiance and subjection to one's prince or state; to reject the authority of a sovereign; as a province or a number of people. It is not applied to individuals. The Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah. – 2 Chron. xxi.
  3. To change. [Not in use.] – Shak.
  4. In Scripture, to disclaim allegiance and subjection to God; to reject the government of the King of kings. – Is. xxxi.

RE-VOLT', v.t.

  1. To turn; to put to flight; to overturn. – Burke.
  2. To shock; to do violence to; to cause to shrink or turn away with abhorrence; as, to revolt the mind or the feelings. Their honest pride of their purer religion had revolted the Babylonians. – Mitford.

Re*volt"
  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. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. A revolter.

    [Obs.] "Ingrate revolts." Shak.

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

  7. 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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Revolt

REVOLT', verb intransitive [Latin revolvo; re and volvo, to turn. Eng. wallow.]

1. To fall off or turn from one to another.

2. To renounce allegiance and subjection to one's prince or state; to reject the authority of a sovereign; as a province or a number of people. It is not applied to individuals.

The Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah.

2 Chronicles 21:10.

3. To change. [Not in use.]

4. In Scripture, to disclaim allegiance and subjection to God; to reject the government of the King of kings. Isaiah 31:6.

REVOLT', verb transitive

1. To turn; to put to flight; to overturn.

2. To shock; to do violence to; to cause to shrink or turn away with abhorrence; as, to revolt the mind or the feelings.

Their honest pride of their purer religion had revolted the Babylonians.

REVOLT', noun

1. Desertion; change of sides; more correctly, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to one's prince or government; as the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.

2. Gross departure from duty.

3. In Scripture, a rejection of divine government; departure from God; disobedience. Isaiah 59:13.

4. A revolter. [Not in use.]

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