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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·bel v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rebelled p. pr. & vb. n. Rebelling.]
 1. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
    The murmur and the churls' rebelling.   --Chaucer.
    Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord.   --Josh. xxii. 16.
 2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
 How could my hand rebel against my heart?
 How could your heart rebel against your reason?   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : participating in organized resistance to a constituted
            government; "the rebelling confederacy" [syn: rebel(a),
             rebelling(a), rebellious]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: used by northerners of Confederate soldiers; "the rebel
      2: participating in organized resistance to a constituted
         government; "the rebelling confederacy" [syn: rebel(a),
         rebelling(a), rebellious]
      n 1: `johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers
           by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War;
           `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms
           [syn: Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, grayback]
      2: a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the
         constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving
         conditions) [syn: insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom
      3: someone who exhibits great independence in thought and
         action [syn: maverick]
      v 1: take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance [syn:
            arise, rise, rise up]
      2: break with established customs [syn: renegade]
      [also: rebelling, rebelled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See rebel