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  Definition of rebel
  1. a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
  2. someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  3. `johnny'' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback'' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms
  4. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
  5. break with established customs
  6. used by northerners of Confederate soldiers; "the rebel yell"
Similar Words: insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, maverick, Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, grayback, arise, rise, rise up, renegade

 

Hyponyms: mutineer, Young Turk, Turner, Nat Turner, Vesey, Denmark Vesey, Wallace, Sir William Wallace, revolt, mutiny

 

Derivational Morphology: arise, rise, rise up, renegade, rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising, insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, maverick

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 反叛者   Dutch: rebel  
Finnish: kapinallinen and kapinoida   French: rebelle and rebeller  
German: Rebell and rebellieren   Greek: επαναστατήσει  
Italian: ribellarsi and ribelle   Japanese: 反逆する and 反逆者  
Korean: 모반한 위하여   Latin: rebellare  
Portuguese: rebelar and rebelde   Russian: взбунтовать  
Spanish: rebelar and rebelde   Swedish: rebell  
 
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