What is a word that would mean or can be used to describe rising against someone or something, either from a force/people/trials?

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    Are you asking for a verb or an adjective? A word to describe that would be "rebellious" or "revolutionary," but a word that means to do that would be "revolt" or "rebel." You should provide an example sentence for context. – Benjamin Harman Jul 18 '16 at 6:05
  • Please provide context. – Helmar Jul 18 '16 at 12:12

The word that works best should be "revolt":

to act in a way that shows that you do not accept the control or influence of someone or something

Also, check the following synonyms mentioned along with that definition of revolt in MW:

insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, rebellion, revolution, rising, uprising

  • @MAP, thanks for pointing out. I originally copied the wrong list. Have corrected it now. My bad! – alwayslearning Jul 18 '16 at 5:58

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