revolt against

revolt against someone or something

to rebel or rise against someone or something. The citizens were gathering arms, preparing to revolt against the government.
See also: revolt
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To show consideration for her dog was to seize irresistibly on the high-road to her favor.
In popular estimation Elisha remains partly in Elijah's shadow: though Elisha recruited Jehu to revolt against and succeed Ahab, it was Elijah who was instructed to anoint Jehu as Israel's king.
In the western hemisphere, Cuba continued in a state of revolt against Spain, and the United States was increasingly on the side of Cuba.
Principal war: revolt against the Macedonians (333-331).
A historical festival in Silay City, Negros Occidental, that remembers the Negrenses' bloodless revolt against the Spaniards in 1898.
The author argues that the 1916 Revolt was not only a revolt against the draft, it was a revolt against colonialism.
Ramallah: The ruling Fatah in the West Bank has questioned the failure of Palestinians in Gaza to revolt against the Islamist movement of Hamas which rules the coastal strip with an iron fist.
Summary: The Popular Nasserite Organization Secretary-General Osama Sd called Sunday on the Lebanese youth to revolt against the current sectarian political system and urged the strengthening of the Lebanese Army.
Working with the sources he has, he presents a biography of Spartacus, and characterizes the first-century BC revolt not just as a class war as it is usually depicted, but as an incitement to the whole of Italy to revolt against the iron rule of Rome.
Demonstrators continued their revolt against the government, chanting slogans 'Down, down, F1', the police officials reportedly fired rubber bullets and deafening 'sound bombs' into the crowd, sending protesters and by standers running, the BBC reports.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets after noon prayers on Friday in defiance of security forces determined to crush a revolt against President Bashar Assad's 11-year rule.
22, 1980, when all citizens rose in revolt against the Russian invaders and attacked columns of tanks, a member of that popular uprising said on Tuesday.
BRAVEHEART FILM 4, 9pm Mel Gibson directs and stars in this Oscar-laden epic as William Wallace, the patriot spurred into revolt against the English when the love of his life (Catherine McCormack) is slaughtered.
The campaigns of criticism clearly show that a significantly large political group in Lebanon is looking to revolt against the Lebanese state and impose its interests at the expense of Lebanon's statehood and sovereignty.
SWAT, 22 May, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Women joined villagers in a revolt against the Taliban in Pakistans Swat Valley where a major military offensive against fundamentalist fighters has been launched.