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American English: /rəˈvoʊlt/
British English: /rɪˈvəʊlt/

Translation of revolt in Spanish:


uncountable and countable

intransitive verb

  • 1 (Politics)to revolt (against somebody/something)
    sublevarse or rebelarse or alzarse (contra alguien/algo)
    Example sentences
    • He urged people to revolt against the established government and turn the revolution against the king although he preferred to remain aloof from the actual events.
    • He urged workers around the world to revolt against their rulers.
    • Five calls described the intent of passengers and surviving crew members to revolt against the hijackers.
  • 2 (feel revulsion) [literary]to revolt at somethingmy insides revolted at the thought
    se me revolvía el estómago de solo pensarlo
    la mera idea me resultaba repugnante
    Example sentences
    • What revolted was that Oliva reached his damnable decision alone.
    • But it is so ethically problematic that the mind revolts at the thought that it could be true.
    • ‘Common sense revolts at the idea,’ Justice Douglas wrote.

transitive verb

  • darle asco a
    she was revolted by the smell
    el olor le dio asco or le repugnó
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