Complete Definition of "revolute"

English
Etymology 1
From Latin revolutus, past participle of revolvo "roll back".
Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. roll|Rolled or recurved on itself.

Verb
en-verb|revolut|ing

  1. to roll back, curve upwards

Etymology 2
back-form|revolution
Verb
en-verb|revolut|ing

  1. to participate in or incite a revolution or revolt

Quotations
1893, Daily Evening Expositor, editorial, January 28
:The Hawaiians have ârevolutedâ and dethroned the fat squaw they have hitherto chosen to call a queen.
1996, Lester D. Langley, The Banana Men: American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930
:Christmas always thought himself a âpatriotic American,â but, as he saw the matter, a little ârevolutingâ on behalf of his benefactorsâManuel Bonilla and Estrada Cabreraâin no sense harmed the interestes of the United States.
2000, Barbara Bush, Imperialism, Race and Resistance: Africa and Britain 1919-1945
:Achimota was Fraserâs lifeâs work, evidence that âthe glorious West African peopleâ were gradually changing their conditions by âevolving not revoluting [sic]â.
2003, Ed McClanahan?, Famous People I Have Known
:I rocked and rolled. I ingested illicit substances. I revoluted.
2004, Samuel Hopkins Adams, The Unspeakable Perk
:âPins through scarabs,â she laughed, âwhile beneath you Caracuna riots and revolutes and massacres foreigners.

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