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1‘the people revolted against colonial rule’
rebel, rise up, rise, take to the streets, take up arms, riot, mutiny, take part in an uprising, show resistance
oppose authority, resist authority, defy authority, disobey authority, refuse to obey orders, be insubordinate
2‘the sight and smell revolted him’
disgust, sicken, nauseate, make someone sick, make someone feel sick, make someone's gorge rise, turn someone's stomach, upset, be repugnant to, repel, repulse, be repulsive to, make someone's flesh crawl, make someone shudder, put off, offend, be offensive to, cause offence to, shock, horrify
informal turn off
North American informal gross out
1‘there was an armed revolt in progress’
rebellion, revolution, insurrection, mutiny, uprising, riot, rioting, rising, insurgence, insurgency, coup, overthrow, seizure of power, regime change, subversion, sedition, anarchy, disorder, protest, strike, act of resistance, act of defiance
coup d'état, jacquerie
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