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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·volt /rɪˈvolt ||ˈvɔlt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·volt v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Revolting.]
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·volt, v. t.
 1. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight. [Obs.]
 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)

 Re·volt, n.
 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?   --Milton.
 2. A revolter. [Obs.] “Ingrate revolts.”
 Syn: -- Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See Insurrection.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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; "This spoilt food disgusts me" [syn: disgust,
          gross out, repel]
      3: cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The
         pornographic pictures sickened us" [syn: disgust, nauseate,
          sicken, churn up]