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Defector vs. Rebel

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Defectornoun

One who defects.

Rebelnoun

A person who resists an established authority, often violently.

Defectornoun

a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

Rebelverb

(intransitive) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.

Rebeladjective

Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.

‘Whoso be rebel to my judgment.’; ‘Convict by flight, and rebel to all law.’;

Rebelnoun

One who rebels.

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Rebelverb

To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.

‘The murmur and the churls' rebelling.’; ‘Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord.’;

Rebelverb

To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.

‘How could my hand rebel against my heart?How could your heart rebel against your reason?’;

Rebelnoun

`johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms

Rebelnoun

a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

Rebelnoun

someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

Rebelverb

take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

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Rebelverb

break with established customs

Rebeladjective

used by northerners of Confederate soldiers;

‘the rebel yell’;

Rebeladjective

participating in organized resistance to a constituted government;

‘the rebelling confederacy’;

Rebelnoun

a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or leader

‘Tory rebels’; ‘rebel forces’;

Rebelnoun

a person who resists authority, control, or convention.

Rebelverb

rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or leader

‘the Earl of Pembroke subsequently rebelled against Henry III’;

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Rebelverb

resist authority, control, or convention

‘respect did not prevent children from rebelling against their parents’;

Rebelverb

show or feel repugnance for or resistance to something

‘as I came over the hill my legs rebelled—I could walk no further’;

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