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 for revolt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revolt \Re*volt"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Revolting.] [Cf. F. r['e]voller, It. rivoltare. See
     Revolt, n.]
     1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something;
        specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
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              But this got by casting pearl to hogs,
              That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
              And still revolt when trith would set them free.
                                                    --Milton.
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              His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant
              sophisms of that time.                --J. Morley.
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     2. Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for
        another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection;
        to rise against a government; to rebel.
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              Our discontented counties do revolt.  --Shak.
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              Plant those that have revolted in the van. --Shak.
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     3. To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to
        feel nausea; -- with at; as, the stomach revolts at such
        food; his nature revolts at cruelty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revolt \Re*volt"\, n. [F. r['e]volte, It. rivolta, fr. rivolto,
     p. p. fr. L. revolvere, revolutum. See Revolve.]
     1. The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate
        authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and
        subjection to a government; rebellion; as, the revolt of a
        province of the Roman empire.
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              Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. A revolter. [Obs.] "Ingrate revolts." --Shak.
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     Syn: Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See
          Insurrection.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revolt \Re*volt"\, v. t.
     1. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to
        flight. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     2. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with
        abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings.
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              This abominable medley is made rather to revolt
              young and ingenuous minds.            --Burke.
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              To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any
              sentient creatuure revolted his conscience and
              offended his reason.                  --J. Morley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  revolt
      n 1: organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one
           faction tries to wrest control from another [syn:
           rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising,
           uprising]
      v 1: make revolution; "The people revolted when bread prices
           tripled again"
      2: fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me" [syn:
         disgust, gross out, revolt, repel]
      3: cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The
         pornographic pictures sickened us" [syn: disgust, revolt,
         nauseate, sicken, churn up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  195 Moby Thesaurus words for "revolt":
     antagonism, antipathy, appall, arise, backlash,
     bloodless revolution, bouleversement, boycott, boycottage, break,
     breakdown, breakup, cataclysm, catastrophe, challenge,
     civil disorder, clashing, clean slate, clean sweep, collision,
     combative reaction, complain, complain loudly, complaint,
     computer revolution, conflict, confront, confutation, contend with,
     contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, convulsion,
     counteraction, counterposition, counterrevolution, counterworking,
     coup d'etat, crankiness, crotchetiness, debacle, defiance, defy,
     demur, disapprove of, disgust, dispute, dissent, dissentience,
     emeute, face down, face out, face up to, fractiousness, friction,
     front, general uprising, give offense, go on strike, go out,
     grimace, gross out, hold out, horrify, insurge, insurgence,
     insurgency, insurrect, insurrection, interference, jacquerie,
     job action, kick, kick against, levee en masse, lock out, lockout,
     look askance at, make a stand, meet head-on, mount the barricades,
     mutineer, mutiny, nauseate, negativism, nonconformity,
     noncooperation, object, objection, obstinacy, offend,
     offer resistance, oppose, opposition, opposure, oppugnance,
     oppugnancy, outbreak, outlaw strike, overthrow, overturn,
     palace revolution, passive resistance, peasant revolt,
     perverseness, picket, protest, put off, putsch, radical change,
     reaction, rebel, rebellion, rebuff, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy,
     recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, refractoriness, reluct,
     reluctance, reluctate, remonstrance, remonstrate, renitence,
     renitency, renounce, repel, repellence, repellency, repercussion,
     repugnance, repulse, repulsion, resist, resistance, revolt at,
     revolute, revolution, revolutionary war, revolutionize, revulsion,
     riot, rise, rise against, rise up, rising, rulebook slowdown,
     run riot, shock, show distaste for, show fight, shrink from,
     shudder at, shut it down, sick-in, sicken, sit down, sit-down,
     sit-down strike, slow down, slowdown, spasm, stand, stand at bay,
     stand up against, stand up to, strike, striking alteration,
     strive against, subversion, subvert, sweeping change,
     swimming upstream, sympathy strike, tabula rasa, take-over,
     technological revolution, tie-up, total change, transilience, turn,
     turn the stomach, turnout, uncooperativeness, uprising, upset,
     violent change, walk out, walkout, wildcat strike, withstand,
     withstanding, work stoppage
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REVOLT, crim. law. The act of congress of April 30, 1790, s. 8, 1 Story's L. 
  U. S. 84, punishes with death any seaman who shall lay violent hands upon 
  his commander, thereby to hinder or prevent his fighting in defence of his 
  ship, or goods committed to his trust, or shall make a revolt in the ship. 
  What is a revolt is not defined in the act of congress nor by the common 
  law; it was therefore contended, that it could not be deemed an offence for 
  which any person could be punished. 1 Pet. R. 118. 
       2. In a case which occurred in the circuit court for the eastern 
  district of Pennsylvania, the defendants were charged with an endeavour to 
  make a revolt. The judges sent up the case to the supreme court upon a 
  certificate of division of opinion of the judges; as to the definition of 
  the word revolt. 4 W. C. C. R. 528. The opinion of the supreme court was 
  delivered by Washington, J., and is in these words "This case comes before 
  the court upon a certificate of division of the opinion of the judges of the 
  circuit court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, upon the following 
  point assigned by the defendants as a reason in arrest of judgment, viz. 
  that the act of congress does not define the offence of endeavoring to make 
  a revolt; and it is not competent to the court to give a judicial definition 
  of an offence heretofore unknown. 
       "This court is of opinion that although the act of congress does not 
  define this offence, it is nevertheless, competent to the court to give a 
  judicial definition of it. We think that the offence consists in the 
  endeavor of the crew of a vessel, or any one or more of them, to overthrow 
  the legitimate authority of her commander, with intent to remove him from 
  his command; or against his will to take possession of the vessel by 
  assuming the government and navigation of her; or by transferring their 
  obedience from the lawful commander to some other person." 11 Wheat. R. 417. 
  Vide 4 W. C. C. R. 528, 405; Mason's R. 147 4 Mason, R. 105; 4 Wash. C. C. 
  R. 548 1 Pet. C. C. R. 213; 5 Mason, R. 464; 1 Sumn. 448; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 
  525; 1 Carr. & Kirw. 429. 
       3. According to Wolff, revolt and rebellion are nearly synonymous; he 
  says it is the state of citizens who unjustly take up arms against the 
  prince or government. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 1232. 
  
  

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