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  • as inrebel
  • as inrevolt
  • as inrise
  • as inwar
  • as incall to arms

synonyms for take up arms

  • defy
  • overthrow
  • renounce
  • resist
  • revolt
  • secede
  • boycott
  • censure
  • combat
  • criticize
  • denounce
  • disobey
  • dissent
  • fight
  • mutiny
  • oppose
  • overturn
  • remonstrate
  • riot
  • strike
  • upset
  • be insubordinate
  • break with
  • come out against
  • drop out
  • get out of line
  • insurrect
  • make waves
  • opt out
  • rise up
  • rock the boat
  • run amok
  • turn against
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antonyms for take up arms

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  • comply
  • give in
  • obey
  • surrender
  • yield
  • agree
  • approve
  • compliment
  • endorse
  • laud
  • lose
  • make peace
  • praise
  • sanction
  • support
  • please
  • make happy
  • submit
  • support
  • allow
  • join
  • yield
  • delight
  • harmonize
  • comply
  • surrender
  • obey
  • give in
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    How to use take up arms in a sentence

    What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
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    In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
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    I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
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    I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
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    WORDS RELATED TO TAKE UP ARMS

    • bid to combat
    • gauntlet
    • glove
    • mobilize
    • open hostilities
    • rally
    • take up arms
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