rebel against (someone or something)

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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.
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So Omar, so I, so you, even you, for you rebelled against dying when Cooky sharpened a knife for you.
It was precisely the odd absence of surprise in her that gave him the sense of her having been plucked out of a very maelstrom: the things she took for granted gave the measure of those she had rebelled against.
In this the poet begins by telling of how Satan, in his pride, rebelled against God, and of how he was cast forth from heaven with all those who had joined with him in rebelling.
To me it was his broken spirit that expressed itself, and I rebelled against his renunciation.
King Lud flew into a frightful rage, tossed his crown up to the ceiling, and caught it again--for in those days kings kept their crowns on their heads, and not in the Tower--stamped the ground, rapped his forehead, wondered why his own flesh and blood rebelled against him, and, finally, calling in his guards, ordered the prince away to instant Confinement in a lofty turret; a course of treatment which the kings of old very generally pursued towards their sons, when their matrimonial inclinations did not happen to point to the same quarter as their own.
I might have rebelled against these exasperating solos had it not been that he usually terminated them by playing in quick succession a whole series of my favourite airs as a slight compensation for the trial upon my patience.
de Villefort; but, like the feudal barons who rebelled against their sovereign, he dwelt in an impregnable fortress.
At first she rebelled against God, thinking that he was unjust to have taken away her child --she who had never done anything wrong, and whose conscience was so pure!
She recalled the absolute freedom of their al-fresco life in the old double cabin, when she spent the greater part of her waking hours under the mute trees in the encompassing solitude, and, half regretting the more civilized restraints of this newer and more ambitious abode, forgot that she had ever rebelled against it.
He rebelled against being undressed by Mary Ann and after a while succeeded in establishing his right to dress and undress himself.
Mr Soames, who is expected to stand down from his seat at the expected general election, and is well-known for his use of long and humorous hashtags, was among those who rebelled against the Government yesterday.
In 14 years as an MP, Mr Gauke has voted 2,743 times, and only rebelled against the party line on 21 occasions.
Summary: Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Former vice-president of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, who had rebelled against the then president of the island nation in 2015 and was sacked, has been detained here.
I rebelled against my middle-class upbringing - there was even talk of Swiss finishing school, but my father was too tight to pay for it.
Prince Charles reportedly rebelled against Queen Elizabeth II leading him to be called the most radical royal in Windsor history.