revolt against (someone or something)

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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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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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He also claimed that the workers had started revolting against the feudals because 'feudals are ruling in the incumbent government'.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sep 16 (ANI): Reacting to reports regarding Congress' Jarkiholi brothers revolting against the coalition government in Karnataka, Congress leader KC Venugopal assured that the party would intervene and settle the issue in case of any differences among the brothers.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sep 16 ( ANI ): Reacting to reports regarding Congress' Jarkiholi brothers revolting against the coalition government in Karnataka, Congress leader KC Venugopal assured that the party would intervene and settle the issue in case of any differences among the brothers.
Because revolting against the Constitution is revolting against the government.)
Christian leaders have long debated whether God chooses presidents, but Christian Broadcast Network founder Pat Robertson went further Wednesday when he insisted that anyone who protests the new White House is "revolting against what God's plan is for America." Robertson, who also hosts the Christian show "The 700 Club," claimed former President Barack Obama and other Democrats had worked together in a grand conspiracy to oust former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned on Monday over his ties to Russia's U.S.
He concluded by saying that the opposition was "revolting against all previous agreements signed unanimously by Lebanese leaders regarding national unity...
Summary: The Dalai Lama has renewed calls for autonomy in Tibet as the country marks 50 years of revolting against Chinese rule.
Like peasants revolting against their masters, a growing number of mostly young, energetic, and orthodox bishops have begun to scale the walls."
After discussing the Falun Gong, he moves to Central Asia, where Uighurs are revolting against Chinese rule.
His works are ultimately masochistic in import, as are Baselitz's pandemonium works, but whereas Baselitz blamed society for the suffering, especially the German suffering, in World War II (in effect revolting against it in the very act of articulating it), Hockelmann blamed himself.