rebel

noun
ADJECTIVE
anti-government
leftist (esp. AmE), left-wing, right-wing
separatist
Communist, Maoist, etc.
former
armed
back-bench (BrE, politics)

The Education Secretary has made further concessions to the back-bench rebels.

… OF REBELS
band, group
VERB + REBEL
back, help, support

They sent in troops to back the rebels.

attack, fight
defeat
join
lead
REBEL + VERB
be based … 

The rebels were based in camps along the border.

advance
attack sth, fight
capture sth, gain control (of sth), regain control (of sth), seize sth, seize control (of sth), take control (of sth)

The rebels seized control of the national radio headquarters.

REBEL + NOUN
faction, group, movement
army, fighters, force, forces, militia, soldiers, troops
commander, leader
control

The southern parts of the country had fallen into rebel control.

base, camp, position, stronghold
activity, advance, assault, attack, invasion
cause, movement

new recruits to the rebel cause

PREPOSITION
against the rebel

military operations against the rebels

rebel against

a group of rebels against the emperor

PHRASES
a bit of a rebel, something of a rebel (esp. BrE)

He's a bit of a rebel (= he doesn't like to obey rules).


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  • rebel — REBÉL, Ă, rebeli, e, adj. (Despre oameni; adesea substantivat) Care ia parte activă la o rebeliune, care îndeamnă la rebeliune; răzvrătit. ♦ Nesupus, recalcitrant. ♦ Care arată nesupunere, care exprimă revoltă. ♦ fig. (Despre păr) Care nu se… …   Dicționar Român

  • rebel — n Rebel, insurgent, iconoclast are comparable when they denote one who rises up against constituted authority or the established order. Rebel carries the strongest implication of a refusal to obey or to accept dictation and of actual, often armed …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rebel — [reb′əl; ] for v. [ ri bel′] n. [ME < OFr rebelle < L rebellis, rebel, rebellious < rebellare: see REBEL the vi.] 1. one who engages in armed resistance against the established government of one s country 2. a person who resists any… …   English World dictionary

  • Rebel — Reb el (r[e^]b [e^]l), a. [F. rebelle, fr. L. rebellis. See {Rebel}, v. i.] Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops. [1913 Webster] Whoso be rebel to my judgment. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Convict by flight …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebel — Re*bel (r[ e]*b[e^]l ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rebelled} (r[ e]*b[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rebelling}.] [F. rebeller, fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re again + bellare to make war, fr. bellum war. See {Bellicose}, and cf. {Revel} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebel — Reb el, n. [F. rebelle.] One who rebels. [1913 Webster] Syn: Revolter; insurgent. Usage: {Rebel}, {Insurgent}. Insurgent marks an early, and rebel a more advanced, stage of opposition to government. The former rises up against his rulers, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rebel — [adj] not obeying insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionary, mutinous, rebellious, revolutionary; concept 401 Ant. complaisant, compliant, obedient rebel [n] person who does not obey agitator, anarchist, antagonist, apostate, demagogue, deserter …   New thesaurus

  • Rebel — Rebel, so v.w. Revel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • rebel — I verb arise, be disloyal, be insubordinate, be treasonable, betray, break with, concitare, defy, denounce, dethrone, disobey, insurrect, mutiny, oppose, overthrow, recalcitrate, refuse to conform, refuse to support, renounce, resist, resist… …   Law dictionary

  • rèbel — m rij. pobunjenik, ustanik, buntovnik …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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