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Definition of rebel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] rebel (against somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rebel
he / she / it rebels
past simple rebelled
-ing form rebelling
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to fight against or refuse to obey an authority, for example a government, a system, your parents, etc. He later rebelled against his strict religious upbringing. Most teenagers find something to rebel against.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rebel

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