1 revolt, mutiny, rise up:
The people will rebel if subjected to more oppression.
2 Often, rebel against. defy, flout, dare, challenge; disobey, dissent:
It is in the nature of young people to rebel against authority and the status quo.
3 revolutionary, revolutionist, insurgent, insurrrectionist, mutineer, resister, resistance fighter, freedom fighter:
We call ourselves fighters for justice, but the unjust call us rebels and traitors
4 heretic, nonconformist, apostate, dissenter, recusant, schismatic:
James's problem was that he was a rebel without a cause.