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English

Etymology 1

From Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis (waging war again; insurgent), from rebellō (I wage war again, fight back), from re- (again, back) + bellō (I wage war).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rĕbʹəl, IPA(key): /ˈɹɛbəl/
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Noun

rebel (plural rebels)

  1. A person who resists an established authority, often violently.
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Etymology 2

From Old French rebeller, from Latin rebellō (I wage war again, fight back), from re- (again, back) + bellō (I wage war). See also revel.

Pronunciation

  • (URP) enPR: rĭ-bĕlʹ, IPA(key): /ɹɪˈbɛl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Verb

rebel (third-person singular simple present rebels, present participle rebelling, simple past and past participle rebelled)

  1. (intransitive) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.
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Catalan

Noun

rebel m (plural rebels)

  1. rebel

Czech

Noun

rebel m

  1. rebel

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Dutch

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: re‧bel

Etymology

From Old French rebelle, from Latin rebellis (waging war again; insurgent), from rebellō (I wage war again, fight back), from re- (again, back) + bellō (I wage war).

Noun

rebel m (plural rebellen, diminutive rebelletje n)

  1. rebel

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