rebel

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. revolt, resist, mutiny, rise up. See disobedience.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A person engaged in a political revolution]
Syn. insurrectionist, revolutionary, revolutionist, agitator, insurgent, insurrectionary, traitor, seditionist, mutineer, subversive, subverter, anarchist, overthrower, nihilist, guerrilla, freedom fighter, member of the uprising, rioter, demagogue, revolter, separatist, malcontent, dissident, schismatic, deserter, dissenter, seceder, apostate, sectarian, turncoat, counterrevolutionary, renegade, secessionist, Sinn Feiner, Trotskyite, underground worker, Third Worlder, refusenik; see also radical .
2. [A person of independent opinions]
Syn. independent, individualist, iconoclast, nonconformist, maverick, innovator, experimenter, experientialist, malcontent.
v.
1. [To resist or endeavor to overthrow a government or other authority]
Syn. rise up, rise, resist, revolt, turn against, defy, resist authority, resist lawful authority, fight in the streets, strike, boycott, break with, overturn, mutiny, riot, take up arms against, start an uprising, start a confrontation, secede, renounce, combat, oppose, be insubordinate, be treasonable, upset, overthrow, dethrone, disobey, raise hell*, kick up a row*, run amok*.
Ant. submit, obey*, be contented.
2. [To object]
Syn. dispute, resist, shrink from, be repelled; see oppose 1 , recoil .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
revolutionary, insurrectionist, malcontent, nonconformist, dissenter, insurgent, mutineer, iconoclast, anarchist, independent, opponent, traitor, young Turk.
ANT.: conformist, follower, *sheep
II
v.
revolt, defy, disobey, resist, fight, dissent, rise up, oppose, mutiny, riot, overthrow.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force a government or ruling authority: mutiny, revolt, rise (up). See RESIST. II noun A person who rebels: insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, mutineer, revolutionary, revolutionist. See RESIST.

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  • rebel — n Rebel, insurgent, iconoclast are comparable when they denote one who rises up against constituted authority or the established order. Rebel carries the strongest implication of a refusal to obey or to accept dictation and of actual, often armed …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rebel — [reb′əl; ] for v. [ ri bel′] n. [ME < OFr rebelle < L rebellis, rebel, rebellious < rebellare: see REBEL the vi.] 1. one who engages in armed resistance against the established government of one s country 2. a person who resists any… …   English World dictionary

  • Rebel — Reb el (r[e^]b [e^]l), a. [F. rebelle, fr. L. rebellis. See {Rebel}, v. i.] Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops. [1913 Webster] Whoso be rebel to my judgment. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Convict by flight …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebel — Re*bel (r[ e]*b[e^]l ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rebelled} (r[ e]*b[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rebelling}.] [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See {Bellicose}, and cf. {Revel} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebel — Reb el, n. [F. rebelle.] One who rebels. [1913 Webster] Syn: Revolter; insurgent. Usage: {Rebel}, {Insurgent}. Insurgent marks an early, and rebel a more advanced, stage of opposition to government. The former rises up against his rulers, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rebel — [adj] not obeying insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionary, mutinous, rebellious, revolutionary; concept 401 Ant. complaisant, compliant, obedient rebel [n] person who does not obey agitator, anarchist, antagonist, apostate, demagogue, deserter …   New thesaurus

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  • rebel — I verb arise, be disloyal, be insubordinate, be treasonable, betray, break with, concitare, defy, denounce, dethrone, disobey, insurrect, mutiny, oppose, overthrow, recalcitrate, refuse to conform, refuse to support, renounce, resist, resist… …   Law dictionary

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