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revolt against (someone or something)

1. To rise up in rebellion against some person or group of authority; to attempt to overthrow the leader of a country or its government. After years of despotic rule, the citizens finally united as one to revolt against the tyrannical dictator. A number of countries have begun revolting against the empire.
2. To stand up against or defiantly reject someone or something. Large businesses across the country have been revolting against the new corporation tax, which has sent the country's economy into a tailspin. Workers are revolting against the cut to their pensions.
3. To refuse to work correctly for someone or something. As my motor neuron disease progressed, my body began revolting against me. I wore contacts for nearly 20 years with no issue, until one day my eyes simply revolted against me. Now I can't wear them without them a great deal of painful irritation.
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revolted at (someone or something)

Feeling intense and shocked disgust, repugnance, or offense because of someone or something. We were revolted at the squalor within the refugee camps. I always remember being revolted at my great-grandmother at the time because of her sickly, aged body and smelly, scary room. I was revolted at the thought of having to spend my weekend working.
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revolted by (someone or something)

Feeling intense and shocked disgust, repugnance, or offense because of someone or something. We were revolted by the squalor within the refugee camps. I always remember being revolted by my great-grandmother at the time because of her sickly, aged body and smelly, scary room. I was revolted by the thought of having to spend my weekend working.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

revolt against someone or something

to rebel or rise against someone or something. The citizens were gathering arms, preparing to revolt against the government.
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revolted at someone or something

sickened by someone or something. I was revolted at Frank and his behavior. We were all revolted at the scene of the bloody highway accident.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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C'etait la "un cri jete contre un bourreau" (OC2: 187) stipendie par la "populace" du "clerge" (OC2: 31); ce sont maintenant "les hurlements de l'hypocrisie factieuse et d'un amas de gens sans aveu" (OC2: 187), qui viennent soutenir et, du meme coup, discrediter l'action d'un parti, dont le but est precisement de combattre une politique qui mettra les institutions en peril si "les peuples veulent se revolter" (OC2:21).
Pierre Bourdieu, dans l'un de ses derniers ecrits polemiques ponctues de traits au vitriol, soutient que le travail precaire non seulement raye la citoyennete, ainsi que les droits qu'il confere, mais en outre annihile la force de se revolter en introduisant la concurrence dans les rangs des individus qui se resolvent a le pratiquer.
Behind 'Valait-il mieux se soumettre ou se revolter? La crainte des punitions dans l'au-dela .
Aujourd'hui plus que jamais, nous avons besoin de personnes comme lui, integre et vrai pour pouvoir developper le domaine de l'art et de la culture et se revolter contre la mediocrite et l'opportunisme[beaucoup plus grand que].
L'occasion pour le RCR, l'ASMO et l'USMB de se revolter et sortir la tete de l'eau, en attendant des jours meilleurs.
Je trouve illogique de rester sur les places se revolter, occupant ainsi l'opinion publique de suivre les evenements sur la scene politique au lieu d'organiser des millioniemes appelant au travail assidu pour exploiter les energies juveniles en chomage.
Il s'agit du KAC, du Hassania, qui venait de se revolter a Rabat en dominant l'AS FAR par (1-4), et du Raja de Casablanca qui a realise sa 2 e victoire successive face au MCO (4-0) apres celle reussie dans le fief du KACM (0-2).
Le but : responsabiliser l'eleve et lui eviter le sentiment d'etre marginalise et donc de se revolter. L'apport des parents n'est pas occulte par le president de l'Association nationale des parents d'eleves, qui demande une meilleure prise en charge des enfants par leurs familles.