The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rebel \Re*bel"\ (r[-e]*b[e^]l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rebelled
(r[-e]*b[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebelling.] [F. rebeller,
fr. L. rebellare to make war again; pref. re- again + bellare
to make war, fr. bellum war. See Bellicose, and cf. Revel
1. To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the
ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See
The murmur and the churls' rebelling. --Chaucer.
Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel
this day against the Lord. --Josh. xxii.
2. To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or
insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
How could my hand rebel against my heart?
How could your heart rebel against your reason?