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A person who provokes or takes part in an insurrection
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  1. A person who provokes or takes part in an insurrection
(Archaic) Warfare carried on by guerrillas
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  1. (Archaic) Warfare carried on by guerrillas
  2. (Now rare) A non-official war carried out by small independent groups; a guerrilla war.
  3. A soldier in a small independent group, fighting against the government or regular forces by surprise raids.
A person who favors or takes part in a revolution
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  1. A person who favors or takes part in a revolution
  2. A militant in the struggle for revolution.
  3. A supporter of revolutionary principles.
A person who revolts.
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  1. A person who revolts.
  2. One who favors or is engaged in a revolution.
  3. Revolutionary
An apparatus for shaking or stirring, as in a washing machine
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  1. An apparatus for shaking or stirring, as in a washing machine
  2. A person who tries to stir up people in support of a cause
  3. One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell's time, to look after their interests; called also adjutators.
One who is insurgent.
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  1. One who is insurgent.
  2. A person engaged in insurgent activity
A person who betrays his or her country, cause, friends, etc.; one guilty of treason or treachery
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  1. A person who betrays his or her country, cause, friends, etc.; one guilty of treason or treachery
Someone who participates in mutiny
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  1. Someone who participates in mutiny
  2. A person who takes part in a mutiny
  3. One who takes part in a mutiny.
A person regarded as subversive
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  1. A person regarded as subversive
  2. One who advocates or is regarded as advocating subversion.
A person who promotes anarchy, as by flouting or ignoring rules, duties, or accepted standards of conduct
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  1. A person who promotes anarchy, as by flouting or ignoring rules, duties, or accepted standards of conduct
  2. One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.
A person who, typically as part of an organized movement, revolts against or forcibly resists an oppressive political or social system
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  1. A person who, typically as part of an organized movement, revolts against or forcibly resists an oppressive political or social system
  2. A person engaged in armed rebellion or resistance against an oppressive government or foe.
One who riots; part of the unruly violent crowd causing a riot.
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  1. One who riots; part of the unruly violent crowd causing a riot.
A person who tries to stir up the people by appeals to emotion, prejudice, etc. in order to win them over quickly and so gain power
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  1. A person who tries to stir up the people by appeals to emotion, prejudice, etc. in order to win them over quickly and so gain power
  2. A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
  3. (Pejorative) A political orator or leader who gains favor by pandering to or exciting the passions and prejudices of the audience rather than by using rational argument.
A person who withdraws or secedes, esp. a member of a group that has seceded from a larger group; dissenter
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  1. A person who withdraws or secedes, esp. a member of a group that has seceded from a larger group; dissenter
  2. One who secedes or advocates separation from a group, as from a nation or an established church.
  3. A person who advocates political, religious, or racial separation
A person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person
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  1. A person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person
  2. One who rebels against the established system:
A dissident person; dissenter
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  1. A dissident person; dissenter
  2. One who disagrees; a dissenter.
One who promotes or engages in schism.
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  1. One who promotes or engages in schism.
  2. A person who causes or participates in schism
One who dissents:
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  1. One who dissents:
  2. A British Protestant who does not belong to the Anglican Church; Nonconformist
  3. One who refuses to accept the doctrines or usages of an established or a national church, especially a Protestant who dissents from the Church of England.
One who secedes, such as from a country or organization
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  1. One who secedes, such as from a country or organization
A person guilty of apostasy
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  1. A person guilty of apostasy
  2. One who has abandoned one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
(Obs.) An apostate from an established church
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  1. (Obs.) An apostate from an established church
  2. A person who is blindly and narrow-mindedly devoted to a sect
  3. A member of any religious sect
A traitor; one who turns against a previous affiliation or allegiance.
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  1. A traitor; one who turns against a previous affiliation or allegiance.
  2. A person who goes over to the opposite side or party; traitor
A person who opposes a revolution and attempts to reverse the changes made by it
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  1. A person who opposes a revolution and attempts to reverse the changes made by it
One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
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  1. One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
  2. A person who abandons a party, movement, etc. and goes over to the other side; traitor; turncoat
  3. An outlaw; a rebel.
One who favored the secession of the Southern states
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  1. One who favored the secession of the Southern states
  2. A person who secedes or supports secession from a political union or an alliance or organisation.
  3. A person who favors or takes part in secession, or upholds the right to secede
(Informal) A person who refuses to do something.
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  1. (Informal) A person who refuses to do something.
  2. A Soviet citizen, esp. a Jew, refused permission to emigrate
  3. A usually Jewish citizen of the Soviet Union who was denied permission to emigrate.
One that is independent, especially a voter, officeholder, or political candidate who is not committed to a political party.
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  1. One that is independent, especially a voter, officeholder, or political candidate who is not committed to a political party.
  2. A member of a religious and political movement of the 17th cent. in England that advocated self-sufficiency of each local Christian church: the movement led to the organization of Congregationalists and Baptists
  3. A person, company, etc. that is independent, as in thinking, action, or practice
Someone who does as they wish, unconstrained to external influences
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  1. Someone who does as they wish, unconstrained to external influences
  2. An advocate of individualism.
  3. One that asserts individuality by independence of thought and action.
One opposed to the religious use of images or advocating the destruction of such images
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  1. One opposed to the religious use of images or advocating the destruction of such images
A member of a Protestant church not observing the doctrines, usage, or polity of a national or established church, especially the Church of England.
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  1. A member of a Protestant church not observing the doctrines, usage, or polity of a national or established church, especially the Church of England.
  2. One who does not conform to, or refuses to be bound by, accepted beliefs, customs, or practices.
  3. A person who does not act in conformity with generally accepted beliefs and practices
One who creates or uses unconventional and/or controversial ideas or practices.
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  1. One who creates or uses unconventional and/or controversial ideas or practices.
  2. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.
  3. A person who takes an independent stand, as in politics, from his or her party or group
Someone who innovates; a creator of new ideas.
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  1. Someone who innovates; a creator of new ideas.
A person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person
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  1. A person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person
  2. One who rebels against the established system:
  1. To rebel
  2. (Of a horse etc) To rear
  3. To rise to the surface
To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
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  1. To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To cause to rise:
To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
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  1. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  2. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To turn away (from) in revulsion
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  1. To turn away (from) in revulsion
  2. To refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
  3. To rise up against the government
(Idiomatic) To rebel or oppose to something formerly supported.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To rebel or oppose to something formerly supported.
  2. (Idiomatic) To use to the disadvantage or injury of.
To refuse to submit to or cooperate with:
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  1. To refuse to submit to or cooperate with:
  2. To resist or oppose boldly or openly
  3. To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:
To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
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  1. To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
  2. To be noticed; have an effect
  3. To cause to become suddenly in a certain way:
To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
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  1. To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
  2. To engage in a boycott. See also picketing and strike.
  3. A concerted action by two or more individuals or entities to avoid commercial dealings with a business or to induce others to take the same action. This may include the refusal to work for the business and to purchase or distribute the company’s products. While peaceful boycotts are generally legal, boycotts that use coercion or intimidation to prevent others from dealing with the targeted business are not.
(Archaic) To divulge one's secrets, thoughts or intentions, to discuss something with somebody.
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  1. (Archaic) To divulge one's secrets, thoughts or intentions, to discuss something with somebody.
  2. To cease having a positive connection with (a person, group, movement, etc).
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see break,‎ with.
To ransack:
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  1. To ransack:
  2. To turn or tip over; capsize
  3. To cause to fall over; knock or topple over:
To engage in mutiny.
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  1. To engage in mutiny.
  2. To participate in a mutiny; revolt against constituted authority
To indulge without restraint; revel (in something)
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  1. To indulge without restraint; revel (in something)
  2. To take part in a tumult or disturbance of the peace
  3. To waste (money or time) in wild or wanton living:
To withdraw formally from membership in a state, union, or other political entity.
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  1. To withdraw formally from membership in a state, union, or other political entity.
  2. To withdraw formally from membership in, or association with, a group, organization, etc., esp. a political group
To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
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  1. To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
  2. To give up (a pursuit, practice, way of living or feeling, etc.)
  3. To give up (a title or possession, for example), especially by formal announcement.
To fight or struggle against; oppose, resist, or seek to get rid of
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  1. To fight or struggle against; oppose, resist, or seek to get rid of
  2. To fight, contend, or struggle
  3. To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop:
To set as an opposite in position:
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  1. To set as an opposite in position:
  2. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
  3. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
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  1. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
  2. To become overturned or upset
  3. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
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  1. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
  3. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
To depose; to forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy.
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  1. To depose; to forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy.
  2. To remove from a prominent or powerful position.
  3. To remove any governing authority from power.
To refuse or fail to obey
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  1. To refuse or fail to obey
  2. To refuse or fail to follow an order or rule.
(Idiomatic) To go on a rampage; to be in an uncontrollable rage.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To go on a rampage; to be in an uncontrollable rage.
To strive against; resist:
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  1. To strive against; resist:
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
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  1. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  2. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To engage in mutiny.
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  1. To engage in mutiny.
  2. To participate in a mutiny; revolt against constituted authority
To oppose or refuse to accept something:
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  1. To oppose or refuse to accept something:
  2. To refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
  3. To rise up against the government
To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
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  1. To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To cause to rise:
One who is insurgent.
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  1. One who is insurgent.
  2. A person engaged in insurgent activity
A person who provokes or takes part in an insurrection
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  1. A person who provokes or takes part in an insurrection
Someone who participates in mutiny
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  1. Someone who participates in mutiny
  2. One who takes part in a mutiny.
  3. A person who takes part in a mutiny
A person who favors or takes part in a revolution
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  1. A person who favors or takes part in a revolution
  2. A militant in the struggle for revolution.
  3. A supporter of revolutionary principles.
A person who revolts.
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  1. A person who revolts.
  2. One who favors or is engaged in a revolution.
  3. Revolutionary
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