Another word for rebel
A person engaged in a political revolution
insurrectionist, revolutionary, revolutionist, agitator, insurgent, insurrectionary, traitor, seditionist, mutineer, subversive, subverter, anarchist, overthrower, nihilist, guerrilla, freedom fighter, member of the uprising, rioter, demagogue, revolter, separatist, malcontent, dissident, schismatic, deserter, dissenter, seceder, apostate, sectarian, turncoat, counterrevolutionary, renegade, secessionist, Sinn Feiner, Trotskyite, underground worker, Third Worlder, refusenik; see also radical.
A person of independent opinions
To resist or endeavor to overthrow a government or other authority
rise up, rise, resist, revolt, turn against, defy, resist authority, resist lawful authority, fight in the streets, strike, boycott, break with, overturn, mutiny, riot, take up arms against, start an uprising, start a confrontation, secede, renounce, combat, oppose, be insubordinate, be treasonable, upset, overthrow, dethrone, disobey, raise hell*, kick up a row*, run amok*.
Another word for rebelverb
To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force a government or ruling authority:mutiny, revolt, rise (up). See resist