Is rebel an adjective

  • a person who fights against the government of their country
    • rebel forces
    • Armed rebels advanced towards the capital.
    • Some parts of the country fell into rebel hands.
    Extra Examples
    • The rebels seized control of the national radio headquarters.
    • The rebels were based in camps along the border.
    • The southern parts of the country had fallen into rebel control.
    • They sent in troops to back the rebels.
    • a group of rebels against the emperor
    • military operations against the rebels
    • new recruits to the rebel cause
    • Rebel forces clashed with government troops.
    Topics War and conflictc1
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective
    • anti-government
    • leftist
    • left-wing
    … of rebelsverb + rebelrebel + verb
    • be based…
    • advance
    • attack something
    rebel + nounpreposition
    • against the rebel
    • rebel against
    phrases
    • a bit of a rebel
    • something of a rebel
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  • a person who opposes somebody in authority over them within an organization, a political party, etc.
    • A number of Tory rebels are planning to vote against the government.
    • The Education Secretary has made further concessions to the back-bench rebels.
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective
    • anti-government
    • leftist
    • left-wing
    … of rebelsverb + rebelrebel + verb
    • be based…
    • advance
    • attack something
    rebel + nounpreposition
    • against the rebel
    • rebel against
    phrases
    • a bit of a rebel
    • something of a rebel
    See full entry
  • a person who does not like to obey rules or who does not accept normal standards of behaviour, dress, etc.
    • I've always been the rebel of the family.
    • He was a rebel in his teens but he’s a respectable citizen these days.
    Topics Personal qualitiesc1
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective
    • anti-government
    • leftist
    • left-wing
    … of rebelsverb + rebelrebel + verb
    • be based…
    • advance
    • attack something
    rebel + nounpreposition
    • against the rebel
    • rebel against
    phrases
    • a bit of a rebel
    • something of a rebel
    See full entry
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French rebelle (noun), rebeller (verb), from Latin rebellis (used originally with reference to a fresh declaration of war by the defeated), based on bellum ‘war’.