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re·bel  audio  (r-bl) KEY 

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.
reb·el  (rbl) KEY 
  1. One who rebels or is in rebellion: "He is the perfect recruit for fascist movements: a rebel not a revolutionary, contemptuous yet envious of the rich and involved with them" (Stanley Hoffman).
  2. Rebel A Confederate soldier.

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

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