Revolt

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Revolt Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
  • cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us"
  • fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me"
  • make revolution; "The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"

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  • organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

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Revolt Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A revolution is a very sharp change made to something. The word comes from Latin, and is related to the word revolutio (which means a turn around).

Revolutions are usually political in their nature. Some people feel unhappy with their lives, some are not happy with the whole system. They might join together, share their ideas, and make a revolution. Often, revolutions include fighting, and civil unrest. But there are also revolutions that happen without fighting as well.

The Soviet Union fell apart into its different republics without much fighting in 1990. But in the French Revolution (1789), there was much bloodshed. The years right after this Revolution in France are often called the Reign of Terror. There have been 3 main revolutions, the American Revolution, the English revolution and the industrial revolution.



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  • The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand For Privacy-as-a-Service
    There’s one thing just about every company has in common right now. Without even necessarily meaning to, they have in some way become the proprietor of a new kind of wealth. I’m referring of course to their customers’ data. But the flipside to acquiring that data is your customers now hold you to certain expectations: […] The post The Privacy Revolt: The G Read more on this news related to 'Revolt'
  • How Republicans avoided a budget revolt – for a day, anyway
    Republican deficit hawks were prepared to revolt against the House leadership's budget plans, but an inventive maneuver saved the day.  Read more on this news related to 'Revolt'
  • Cleaners revolt sweeps London university campuses
    A small revolt is beginning at a clutch of London’s universities as migrant workers fight to improve their terms and conditions. Read more on this news related to 'Revolt'

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