Pronunciation: /ˈrebəl /
- 1A person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler: Tory rebels [as modifier]: rebel forcesMore example sentences
- This date marks the 200th Anniversary to the very day when the rebel leader ended his resistance and walked through the gates of Humewood and into captivity.
- Forked story paths in the beginning allow you to choose between siding with the armed rebels in resistance or the Soviets in appeasement.
- However, during the truce, the party's militia would respond with force in the event it came under attack from government security forces, the rebel leader said.
- 1.1A person who resists authority, control, or convention.More example sentences
- Power is hierarchical; the rebel challenges authority, presumes to be the defiant equal of his creator or of his king, and is convinced that his stubbornness will redeem him.
- The idea that children are natural rebels who reject convention and prefer a state of anarchy is bunk.
- Jude is a tour de force, a refashioned version of the Jewish mother as a bohemian, a rebel against convention who critiques mainstream culture.
verb(rebel /riˈbel/) (rebels, rebelling, rebelled) [no object] Back to top
- 1Rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler: the Earl of Pembroke subsequently rebelled against Henry IIIMore example sentences
- It has also created the foundation behind which Hanson has been able to create a following that rebelled against the established ‘royal chamber and its courtiers’.
- Ancient traditions regarding this apostate leader show that he rebelled against God, and in so doing, created a worldwide apostasy.
- Three Congress leaders rebelled and Sonia resigned as party president.
- 1.1(Of a person) resist authority, control, or convention: respect did not prevent children from rebelling against their parentsMore example sentences
- You function best in a position of control and may rebel against power or authority or domination at work.
- However, studying the general population of adolescents revealed that many do not rebel against authority but maintain good relationships with parents and teachers throughout.
- You function best in a position of control and rebel against domination by people in power or authority.
- 1.2Show or feel repugnance for or resistance to something: as I came over the hill my legs rebelled—I could walk no furtherMore example sentences
recoil, show/feel repugnance
- The mind rebels at the attempt: one child randomly slain on the threshold of adulthood, the other burdened for life with the guilt of Cain.
- And I found that I hated having a numb mind and I was rebelling against that and writing.
- It is a language which invites the mind to rebel against itself causing inflamed ideas grotesque postures and a theoretical approach to common body functions.
Middle English: from Old French rebelle (noun), rebeller (verb), from Latin rebellis (used originally with reference to a fresh declaration of war by the defeated), based on bellum 'war'.