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rebel (s), rebels (pl) (nouns)
1. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action.
2. Anyone who defiantly protests against authority: "The American policy in Viet Nam created many rebels on America's college campuses."
3. Someone who rejects the codes and conventions of society.
4. A soldier who belongs to a force seeking to overthrow a government or a ruling power.
5. Those who refuse allegiance to, who resist, or rise up in arms against the government or ruler of their country: "Military forces blocked an aid convoy from entering the former rebel zone (Baba Amr) in Homs, a large city in west-central Syria." "The Syrian army overwhelmed the main rebel stronghold in Homs after a brutal monthlong siege."

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