1 attempt to change the government
full-scale, major
minor, small
bloody, violent
grass-roots, popular

A grass-roots rebellion has flared nationwide against the proposed law.

peasant, slave

The country has been plagued by wars, civil wars, and internal rebellions.

rise in, rise up in

The slaves rose up in rebellion.

Simon de Montfort rose in rebellion in 1258.

launch, raise (literary, esp. BrE), stage

They staged a rebellion against Spanish rule in Mexico.

In July 1745 Charles sailed for Scotland to raise a rebellion in the Highlands.

set off, spark off, start

The re-introduction of conscription sparked off a major rebellion.

foment, incite, provoke

attempts to foment rebellion in the government

provoke sb/sth to

The new taxes provoked the population to open rebellion.


The party members threatened rebellion.

take part in
crush, put down, quell, suppress

Peasant rebellions occurred throughout the 16th century.

begin, break out

Rebellion broke out in India.

in rebellion

They are in rebellion against the conservative hierarchy of the Church.

rebellion against

a rebellion against the new regime

rebellion over

a rebellion over an increase in taxes

2 opposition to authority
adolescent, teenage, youth, youthful
rebellion against

rebellion against their parents

an act of rebellion
a form of rebellion

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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