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Revolt Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    revolt n : organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another [syn: rebellion, insurrection, 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, repel]
  3. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us" [syn: disgust, nauseate, sicken, churn up]
Revolt Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Revolt \Re*volt"\, v. t.
  1. To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings. This abominable medley is made rather to revolt young and ingenuous minds. --Burke. To derive delight from what inflicts pain on any sentient creatuure revolted his conscience and offended his reason. --J. Morley.
Revolt Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. Who first seduced them to that foul revolt? --Milton.
  2. A revolter. [Obs.] ``Ingrate revolts.'' --Shak. Syn: Insurrection; sedition; rebellion; mutiny. See Insurrection.
Revolt Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Revolt \Re*volt"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Revolting.] [Cf. F. r['e]voller, It. rivoltare. See Revolt, n.]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Revolt'

A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. It's used to refer to political change dates Aristotle described two types of political revolution:

Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions.

Scholarly debates about what does and does not constitute a revolution center around several issues. Early studies of revolutions primarily analyzed events in European history from a psychological perspective, but more modern examinations include global events and incorporate perspectives from several social sciences, including sociology and political science. Several generations of scholarly thought on revolutions have generated many competing theories and contributed much to the current understanding of this complex phenomenon.

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