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To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
Mikhail Bakunin

Meaning of "revolt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REVOLT

From French révolter to revolt, from Old Italian rivoltare to overturn, ultimately from Latin revolvere to roll back, revolve.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REVOLT

revolt  [rɪˈvəʊlt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REVOLT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Revolt is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb revolt in English.

WHAT DOES REVOLT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

revolt

Revolution

A revolution is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution: ▪ Complete change from one constitution to another ▪ Modification of an existing constitution. Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions. Scholarly debates about what does and does not constitute a revolution center around several issues. Early studies of revolutions primarily analyzed events in European history from a psychological perspective, but more modern examinations include global events and incorporate perspectives from several social sciences, including sociology and political science. Several generations of scholarly thought on revolutions have generated many competing theories and contributed much to the current understanding of this complex phenomenon.

Definition of revolt in the English dictionary

The first definition of revolt in the dictionary is a rebellion or uprising against authority. Other definition of revolt is to rise up in rebellion against authority. Revolt is also to feel or cause to feel revulsion, disgust, or abhorrence.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REVOLT

PRESENT

Present
I revolt
you revolt
he/she/it revolts
we revolt
you revolt
they revolt
Present continuous
I am revolting
you are revolting
he/she/it is revolting
we are revolting
you are revolting
they are revolting
Present perfect
I have revolted
you have revolted
he/she/it has revolted
we have revolted
you have revolted
they have revolted
Present perfect continuous
I have been revolting
you have been revolting
he/she/it has been revolting
we have been revolting
you have been revolting
they have been revolting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I revolted
you revolted
he/she/it revolted
we revolted
you revolted
they revolted
Past continuous
I was revolting
you were revolting
he/she/it was revolting
we were revolting
you were revolting
they were revolting
Past perfect
I had revolted
you had revolted
he/she/it had revolted
we had revolted
you had revolted
they had revolted
Past perfect continuous
I had been revolting
you had been revolting
he/she/it had been revolting
we had been revolting
you had been revolting
they had been revolting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will revolt
you will revolt
he/she/it will revolt
we will revolt
you will revolt
they will revolt
Future continuous
I will be revolting
you will be revolting
he/she/it will be revolting
we will be revolting
you will be revolting
they will be revolting
Future perfect
I will have revolted
you will have revolted
he/she/it will have revolted
we will have revolted
you will have revolted
they will have revolted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been revolting
you will have been revolting
he/she/it will have been revolting
we will have been revolting
you will have been revolting
they will have been revolting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would revolt
you would revolt
he/she/it would revolt
we would revolt
you would revolt
they would revolt
Conditional continuous
I would be revolting
you would be revolting
he/she/it would be revolting
we would be revolting
you would be revolting
they would be revolting
Conditional perfect
I would have revolt
you would have revolt
he/she/it would have revolt
we would have revolt
you would have revolt
they would have revolt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been revolting
you would have been revolting
he/she/it would have been revolting
we would have been revolting
you would have been revolting
they would have been revolting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you revolt
we let´s revolt
you revolt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to revolt
Past participle
revolted
Present Participle
revolting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REVOLT


abvolt
ˈæbˌvəʊlt
archivolt
ˈɑːkɪˌvəʊlt
bolt
bəʊlt
boult
bəʊlt
colt
kəʊlt
deadbolt
ˈdedˌbəʊlt
electronvolt
ɪˌlɛktrɒnˈvəʊlt
holt
həʊlt
Humboldt
ˈhʌmbəʊlt
jolt
dʒəʊlt
kilovolt
ˈkɪləʊˌvəʊlt
microvolt
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌvəʊlt
millivolt
ˈmɪlɪvəʊlt
molt
məʊlt
poult
pəʊlt
screw-bolt
ˈskruːˌbəʊlt
thunderbolt
ˈθʌndəˌbəʊlt
tolt
təʊlt
unbolt
ʌnˈbəʊlt
volt
vəʊlt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REVOLT

revoker
revolting
revoltingly
revolute
revolution
revolutional
revolutionaries
revolutionarily
revolutionary
Revolutionary calendar
Revolutionary War
Revolutionary Wars
revolutioner
revolutionise
revolutionism
revolutionist
revolutionize
revolvable
revolvably
revolve

WORDS THAT END LIKE REVOLT

carriage bolt
coach bolt
demivolt
dogbolt
dolt
expansion bolt
eyebolt
fishbolt
in revolt
kingbolt
machine bolt
Mansholt
megavolt
polt
ringbolt
safety bolt
shoot one´s bolt
smolt
U bolt
uncolt

Synonyms and antonyms of revolt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REVOLT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «revolt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of revolt

Translation of «revolt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REVOLT

Find out the translation of revolt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of revolt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «revolt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

造反
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rebelión
570 millions of speakers

English

revolt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विद्रोह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثورة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

восстание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

revolta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদ্রোহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

révolte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemberontakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Revolte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

暴動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반란
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemberontakan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc nổi dậy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிளர்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

isyan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rivolta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bunt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повстання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

revoltă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξέγερση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opstand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

revolt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opprør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of revolt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REVOLT»

The term «revolt» is very widely used and occupies the 22.821 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REVOLT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «revolt» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «revolt» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about revolt

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10 QUOTES WITH «REVOLT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word revolt.
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Mikhail Bakunin
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
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Mikhail Bakunin
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
3
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
In the modern era, Jewish sovereignty over the land of our ancestors is a relatively short phenomenon. From the time of the successful Maccabean revolt to the Roman annexation in 63 BC constitutes about 100 years of Jewish rule. Combined with Israel's independence in 1948, this is about 160 years of effective sovereignty.
4
Ralph Adams Cram
In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
5
Ann Demeulemeester
Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt.
6
William O. Douglas
The right to revolt has sources deep in our history.
7
Dan Gilroy
Media is extraordinarily important and is an extraordinarily powerful tool. There's a reason that the first things that a rebellion or revolt will take is the media. The story you transmit is the story that becomes a given, or the narrative of a country and people.
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Herman Gorter
To judge from all Communist papers, magazines and brochures, and from all public assemblies, one might even surmise that a revolt of the poor peasants in Western Europe might break out at any moment!
9
Michael Ignatieff
If the history of the western moral imagination is the story of an enduring and unending revolt against human cruelty, there are few more consequential figures than Raphael Lemkin - and few whose achievements have been more ignored by the general public. It was he who coined the word 'genocide.' He was also its victim.
10
Howard Mumford Jones
I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REVOLT»

Discover the use of revolt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to revolt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp
Nick Twisp, a dark and precocious fourteen-year-old, struggles with the problems of contemporary teens, including high school, divorced parents, paranoia, his virginity, homelessness, and the attentions of a young lady
C. D. Payne, 1996
2
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their ...
In March 1970, 46 Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. This is their story.
Lynn Povich, 2012
3
The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy
In this spirited work, Lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion.
Christopher Lasch, 1996
4
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account of their travels.
Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco, 2014
5
Revolt: An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and ...
In addition to being the first book-length history of the revolt that incorporates archaeological evidence as a primary source of data, this volume is one of a kind in its attempt to put these events into the larger context of Native ...
Matthew Liebmann, 2012
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When Men Revolt and Why
This book offers the ideas of many people who have tried to dig deeper into basic causes of violence. Included in this volume are selections by Aristotle, Tocqueville./Marx and Engels, and Brinton.
James Chowning Davies, 1997
7
The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism
In this work, Michael Provence uses newly released secret colonial intelligence sources, neglected memoirs, and popular memory to tell the story of the revolt from the perspective of its participants.
Michael Provence, 2009
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Revolt, she said
In this book, Julia Kristeva extends the definition of revolt beyond politics per se. Kristeva sees revolt as a state of permanent questioning and transformation, of change that characterizes psychic life and, in the best cases, art.
Julia Kristeva, Philippe Petit, Sylvère Lotringer, 2002
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Intimate Revolt
This is the story of the clattering of elevated subways and the cacophony of crowded neighborhoods, the heady optimism of industrial progress and the despair of economic recession, and the vibrancy of ethnic cultures and the resilience of ...
Julia Kristeva, 2002
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The Arab Revolt 1916-18: Lawrence Sets Arabia Ablaze
Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.
David Murphy, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REVOLT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term revolt is used in the context of the following news items.
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AT&T's U-verse Picks Up Sean 'Diddy Combs' Revolt Cable Net
AT&T's U-verse struck a deal with Revolt, the cable network owned by music entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs that will make the TV outlet available on the ... «Variety, Jul 15»
2
WPP's Martin Sorrell Survives Revolt Over Pay Package
... approved the pay package of Martin Sorrell after the advertising group's founder and chief executive faced another sizable revolt over his pay increase. «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
3
WPP faces another revolt over Sir Martin Sorrell's pay
WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell faces a shareholder revolt over his £43m pay award for 2014 after two leading investor groups criticised the package, ... «Financial Times, May 15»
4
Morrisons prepares for shareholder revolt over £3m payoff to former …
The new top team at Morrisons is bracing itself for a fresh attack from investors at its annual meeting on Thursday. Shareholders are expected to protest at the ... «This is Money, May 15»
5
9 staff have resigned since inmate revolt at Nebraska prison; facility …
Nine staff members have quit a Nebraska maximum security prison since inmates revolted last week and temporarily took over part of the facility, leaving two ... «Fox News, May 15»
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Nebraska officials investigating after deadly prison revolt
Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts, left, listens to Scott Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Corrections, during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, ... «Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 15»
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Libya's Benghazi, cradle of anti-Gaddafi revolt, torn by chaos that …
The city was the birthplace of the revolt that toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with residents who pride themselves on a willingness to rise up and ... «Reuters, Apr 15»
8
Aviva cuts boss's maximum payout to head off shareholder revolt
Aviva cuts boss's maximum payout to head off shareholder revolt ... The revised package is intended to head off any investor revolt at Aviva's AGM on 29 April. «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Lena Dunham threatens million-dollar lawsuit against Truth Revolt
Lena defended the action as innocent childhood exploration based on curiosity, but the website Truth Revolt called the memory 'unsettling' and 'disturbing'. «Daily Mail, Nov 14»
10
Oops. Starbucks brings back Eggnog Latte
Starbucks has eggnog on its face. The coffee kingpin will bring back its seasonal Eggnog Latte nationwide this month after a customer revolt spread from letters ... «USA TODAY, Nov 14»

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