rebel against

rebel against (someone or something)

To defy, resist, or revolt against someone or something. My brother rebelled against our parents a lot while he was in school, something I know he regrets now that he's an adult. A huge number of citizens have begun actively rebelling against the government's proposed legislation reforms.
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rebel against someone or something

to resist and revolt against someone or something. Barbara rebelled against the teachers at the school. Most young people have to rebel against authority for a while.
See also: rebel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I myself am a savage; owning no allegiance but to the King of the Cannibals; and ready at any moment to rebel against him.
'And it is very sinful to rebel against them,' whispered the clergyman.
His firm step becomes quicker, and the corners of his mouth rebel against the compression which is meant to forbid a smile.
I forced my eye to scrutinize this prospect, I forced my mind to dwell on it for a time, and when I found that it communicated no pleasurable emotion to my heart--that it stirred in me none of the hopes a man ought to feel, when he sees laid before him the scene of his life's career--I said to myself, "William, you are a rebel against circumstances; you are a fool, and know not what you want; you have chosen trade and you shall be a tradesman.
And this is old Fitzurse's boasted policy, encouraging these malapert knaves to rebel against us!
Clapp in the kitchen is grumbling in secret to her husband about the rent, and urging the good fellow to rebel against his old friend and patron and his present lodger.
Your daughter is at that age when to set before her an encouragement for young persons to rebel against their parents on this most important point, is particularly injudicious.
"If I had any doubts about helping Umbopa to rebel against that infernal blackguard," put in Good, "they are gone now.
Ironically Mr Johnson has been just as likely to rebel against the party since he was first elected, voting against the Conservative line 12 times in 1,657 divisions.
Summary: The mother blamed a nosy neighbour who urged her daughter to rebel against her.
The fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, heroine of the punk revolution, still sees herself as a rebel against the social order while making huge profits selling eye-wateringly expensive clothes.
During the surrender ceremony, the militant commander lamented that the group's leader lived out of the country and instructed youth in Balochistan to rebel against the state.
Robert Reyes is not doing the public and in particular the followers of the Catholic faith any good because rather than urge the people to pray for the betterment of our nation, he calls for them to rebel against the current government.
You only rebel against your leader if he is not doing what he promised.
Earlier, Nisar dispelled remarks attributed to him relating to former premier Nawaz Sharif, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday clarified that he did not rebel against the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), and only expressed his differences with the ex-PM.