Definition of rebel :
1. One who rebels.
2. Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.
3. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
4. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
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defy (part of speech: verb)
revolt (part of speech: verb)
disobey (part of speech: verb)
- Selene looked after her, and an inward voice, against which she had had to rebel before to- day, asked her why she of all people must be a sufferer for others, when they thought only of themselves, and with a heavy sigh, she made a fresh attempt to proceed on her way. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- The rebel tribe, of which that vermin's one. - "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden.
- We have convicted a rebel of his guilt. - "Mary Magdalen", Edgar Saltus.