revolution

noun
1 changing the political system
ADJECTIVE
successful
bloody, violent

Thousands of people were killed in the bloody revolution that toppled the government.

bloodless, peaceful
popular
political
communist, democratic, socialist, etc.
bourgeois, proletarian
world

Some Marxists still believe that socialism will one day triumph through world revolution.

VERB + REVOLUTION
carry out, fight, foment, stage

The activists were charged with fomenting revolution.

lead
crush, put down
call for
REVOLUTION + VERB
break out
spread
overthrow sth, topple sth

the revolution which overthrew the old regime

fail

the failed 1911 revolution

PREPOSITION
revolution against

a revolution against communist rule

PHRASES
the outbreak of the revolution
revolution from above, revolution from below (= by people already in power/by people without political power)
the threat of revolution (esp. BrE)
2 complete change in methods, opinions, etc.
ADJECTIVE
quiet

There has been a quiet revolution in the way writing is taught.

complete
virtual
minor
agrarian, agricultural, computer, cultural, digital, economic, electronic, industrial, information, Internet, political, scientific, sexual, social, technological
VERB + REVOLUTION
achieve, begin, bring, bring about, create, launch, spark, start

The coming of the Internet brought about a revolution in people's leisure activities.

lead
go through, undergo

Marketing has undergone a revolution in recent years.

see

The last decade has seen a revolution in telecommunications.

embrace, welcome (esp. BrE)

Doctors have welcomed the fitness revolution.

REVOLUTION + VERB
occur, take place

As the 18th century wore on, an agricultural revolution took place.

go on

There has been a revolution going on in farming during the last five years.

transform sth

The computer revolution has transformed the workplace.

PREPOSITION
revolution in

He achieved a virtual revolution in the way music is recorded.

3 movement around sth; one complete turn
ADJECTIVE
complete, full

One full revolution of the knob will open the hatch.

VERB + REVOLUTION
complete, make
PREPOSITION
through a revolution

The earth turns through one complete revolution every 24 hours.

revolution about (BrE), revolution around

Jupiter makes a complete revolution around the sun every 12 years.

PHRASES
revolutions a minute, revolutions per minute

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