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re·bel

 (rĭ-bĕl′)
intr.v. re·belled, re·bel·ling, re·bels
1. To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force an established government or ruling authority.
2. To resist or defy an authority or a generally accepted convention.
3. To feel or express strong unwillingness or repugnance: She rebelled at the unwelcome suggestion.
n. reb·el (rĕb′əl)
1. One who rebels or is in rebellion.
2. Rebel A Confederate soldier.
3. A person who resists or defies authority or convention: "In her own mind, Jan is ... a rebel, an iconoclast, a strange and estranged and angry freedom fighter" (Perri Klass).

[Middle English rebellen, from Old French rebeller, from Latin rebellāre : re-, re- + bellāre, to make war (from bellum, war). N., Middle English, rebellious, rebel, from Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis, from rebellāre.]

rebel

vb, -bels, -belling or -belled
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to resist or rise up against a government or other authority, esp by force of arms
2. to dissent from an accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
3. to show repugnance (towards)
n
4.
a. a person who rebels
b. (as modifier): a rebel soldier; a rebel leader.
5. a person who dissents from some accepted moral code or convention of behaviour, dress, etc
[C13: from Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis insurgent, from re- + bellum war]
ˈrebeldom n

reb•el

(n., adj. ˈrɛb əl; v. rɪˈbɛl)

n., adj., v. -belled, -bel•ling. n.
1. a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against a government or ruler.
2. a person who resists any authority, control, or tradition.
3. (usu. cap.) a Confederate soldier: used chiefly by Northerners.
adj.
4. rebellious; defiant.
5. of or pertaining to rebels.
v.i.
6. to act as a rebel.
7. to show or feel utter repugnance.
re•bel
[1250–1300; < Old French rebelle < Latin rebellis renewing a war =re- re- + -bellis, adj. derivative of bellum war]

rebel


Past participle: rebelled
Gerund: rebelling

Imperative
rebel
rebel
Present
I rebel
you rebel
he/she/it rebels
we rebel
you rebel
they rebel
Preterite
I rebelled
you rebelled
he/she/it rebelled
we rebelled
you rebelled
they rebelled
Present Continuous
I am rebelling
you are rebelling
he/she/it is rebelling
we are rebelling
you are rebelling
they are rebelling
Present Perfect
I have rebelled
you have rebelled
he/she/it has rebelled
we have rebelled
you have rebelled
they have rebelled
Past Continuous
I was rebelling
you were rebelling
he/she/it was rebelling
we were rebelling
you were rebelling
they were rebelling
Past Perfect
I had rebelled
you had rebelled
he/she/it had rebelled
we had rebelled
you had rebelled
they had rebelled
Future
I will rebel
you will rebel
he/she/it will rebel
we will rebel
you will rebel
they will rebel
Future Perfect
I will have rebelled
you will have rebelled
he/she/it will have rebelled
we will have rebelled
you will have rebelled
they will have rebelled
Future Continuous
I will be rebelling
you will be rebelling
he/she/it will be rebelling
we will be rebelling
you will be rebelling
they will be rebelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rebelling
you have been rebelling
he/she/it has been rebelling
we have been rebelling
you have been rebelling
they have been rebelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rebelling
you will have been rebelling
he/she/it will have been rebelling
we will have been rebelling
you will have been rebelling
they will have been rebelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rebelling
you had been rebelling
he/she/it had been rebelling
we had been rebelling
you had been rebelling
they had been rebelling
Conditional
I would rebel
you would rebel
he/she/it would rebel
we would rebel
you would rebel
they would rebel
Past Conditional
I would have rebelled
you would have rebelled
he/she/it would have rebelled
we would have rebelled
you would have rebelled
they would have rebelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rebel - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil WarRebel - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Confederate soldier - a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
2.rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
mutineer - someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, subverter - a radical supporter of political or social revolution
Young Turk - a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule
3.rebel - someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
Verb1.rebel - take part in a rebellionrebel - take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
dissent, protest, resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
revolt - make revolution; "The people revolted when bread prices tripled again"
mutiny - engage in a mutiny against an authority
2.rebel - break with established customs
dissent, protest, resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"

rebel

noun
1. revolutionary, resistance fighter, insurgent, secessionist, mutineer, insurrectionary, revolutionist fighting between rebels and government forces
2. nonconformist, dissident, maverick, dissenter, heretic, apostate, schismatic She had been a rebel at school.
verb
1. revolt, resist, rise up, mutiny, take to the streets, take up arms, man the barricades Poverty-stricken citizens could rise up and rebel.
2. defy, dissent, disobey, come out against, refuse to obey, dig your heels in (informal) The child who rebels against his parents is unlikely to be overlooked.
3. recoil, shrink, shy away, flinch, show repugnance His free spirit rebelled at this demand.
adjective
1. rebellious, revolutionary, insurgent, mutinous, insubordinate, insurrectionary Many soldiers in this rebel platoon joined as teenagers.
Quotations
"What is a rebel? A man who says no" [Albert Camus The Rebel]
"To be a rebel is not to be a revolutionary. It is more often but a way of spinning one's wheels deeper in the sand" [Kate Millett Sexual Politics]
"No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat" [Lawrence Durrell Balthazar]

rebel

verb
To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force a government or ruling authority:
noun
Translations
ثائِر، مُتَمَرِّدمُتَمَرِّد، عاصٍيَثور، يَتَمَرَّد على
povstalecrebelbouřit seodbojník
gøre oprøroprørerrebel
kapinallinenkapinoida
bunitipobunitipobunjenicapobunjenik
gera uppreisnuppreisnarmaîur
反逆する反逆者
rebellare
maištautimaištingumassukilimassukilti
dumpinieksdumpotiesnemiernieksnemiernieku-sacelties
upornikuporniškiupreti se
rebell
asiisyan etmekisyancıisyankâr

rebel

[ˈrebl]
A. Nrebelde mf
I was a bit of a rebel at schoolera un poco rebelde en el colegio
B. [rɪˈbel] VI (= rise up) → rebelarse, sublevarse; (= refuse to conform) → rebelarse
to rebel against sth/sbrebelarse contra algo/algn
at the sight of all that food, his stomach rebelledsu estómago se rebeló al ver tanta comida
I tried to get up but my legs rebelledintenté levantarme pero mis piernas se negaron or no me respondieron las piernas
C. ADJ [forces, soldiers, factions] → rebelde
D. CPD rebel leader Ncabecilla mf

rebel

[ˈrɛbəl]
n
(against society, upbringing, one's parents)rebelle mf
(MILITARY) (in uprising) (= insurgent) → rebelle mf
(POLITICS)dissident(e) m/f
[rɪˈbɛl] vi
(gen) [child, teenager] → se rebeller, se révolter
to rebel against sb/sth [+ family, parents, upbringing, system, authority] → se rebeller contre qn/qch, se révolter contre qn/qch
(MILITARY) (= rise up) → se rebeller, se révolter
to rebel against sb/sth [+ dictatorship, occupying power] → se rebeller contre qn/qch, se révolter contre qn/qch
(POLITICS)se rebeller, se révolter
to rebel against sb/sth [+ government, party line, bill] → se rebeller contre qn/qch, se révolter contre qn/qch
modif [ˈrɛbəl] [forces, army, group] → rebelle; [attack] → mené(e) par les rebelles; [stronghold, camp, base] → de rebelles; [commander, leader] → des rebelles

rebel

nRebell(in) m(f), → Aufrührer(in) m(f); (by nature) → Rebell(in) m(f)
adj attrrebellisch; forces, troops alsoaufständisch
virebellieren; (troops, forces also)sich erheben

rebel

[adj, n ˈrɛbl; vb rɪˈbɛl]
1. adj & nribelle (m/f)
2. vi to rebel (against sb/sth)ribellarsi (a qn/contro qc)

rebel

(ˈrebl) noun
1. a person who opposes or fights against people in authority, eg a government. The rebels killed many soldiers; (also adjective) rebel troops.
2. a person who does not accept the rules of normal behaviour etc. My son is a bit of a rebel.
(rəˈbel) verb past tense, past participle reˈbelled
to fight (against people in authority). The people rebelled against the dictator; Teenagers often rebel against their parents' way of life.
rebellion (rəˈbeljən) noun
1. an open or armed fight against a government etc.
2. a refusal to obey orders or to accept rules etc.
rebellious (rəˈbeljəs) adjective
rebelling or likely to rebel. rebellious troops/children.
reˈbelliously adverb
reˈbelliousness noun

rebel

n. rebelde.
References in classic literature ?
He stepped as proudly in that hour of defeat as if he were going to receive the submission of the rebel general.
Until the very last morning after Washington's troops had shown themselves on Nook's Hill, these unfortunate persons could not believe that the audacious rebels, as they called the Americans, would ever prevail against King George's army.
I remember, in the beginning of Queen Elizabeth's time of England, an Irish rebel condemned, put up a petition to the deputy, that he might be hanged in a withe, and not in an halter; because it had been so used, with former rebels.
Why, then, depend upon it; mind what I say--depend upon it, they are certainly some of the rebel ladies, who, they say, travel with the young Chevalier; and have taken a roundabout way to escape the duke's army.
If an she be a rebel, I suppose you intend to betray her up to the court.
A rebel she was, but not of the kind he understood--a rebel who desired, not a wider dwelling-room, but equality beside the man she loved.
Friends of Cecil's," he repeated, "'and so really dee-sire- rebel.
Either you are heart and soul with us on your oath on the cross of the Christians, or your body this night shall be thrown into the ditch and we shall pass over to our brothers in the rebel army.
We went out to meet the rebels at Shahgunge early in July, and we beat them back for a time, but our powder gave out, and we had to fall back upon the city.
Well, as you are so earnest that this rebel should not escape, madame, I promise you he shall not escape.
Monsieur Colbert, we have passed all our lives in making rebels, and yet you see plainly, that so far from being taken, we take others.
He carried a bunch of keys swung round his neck by a golden chain; his hands were thrust carelessly into his pockets, and he seemed to have no idea at all that the City was threatened by rebels.