Definition of Revenge

1. Noun. Action taken in return for an injury or offense.

Exact synonyms: Retaliation
Generic synonyms: Getting Even, Paying Back, Return
Specialized synonyms: Payback, Retribution, Vengeance, Reprisal
Derivative terms: Retaliate, Retaliate



2. Verb. Take revenge for a perceived wrong. "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
Exact synonyms: Avenge, Retaliate
Specialized synonyms: Get Back, Get Even
Generic synonyms: Penalise, Penalize, Punish
Derivative terms: Avenger, Retaliation, Retaliator, Retaliatory

Definition of Revenge

1. v. t. To inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to avenge; -- followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by the reciprocal pronoun as direct object, and a preposition before the wrong done or the wrongdoer.

2. v. i. To take vengeance; -- with

3. n. The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.

Definition of Revenge

1. Noun. Any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice. ¹

2. Verb. (reflexive) To take one's revenge (''on'' or ''upon'') someone. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To take revenge for (a particular harmful action), to avenge. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To take vengeance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Revenge

1. to inflict injury in return for [v -VENGED, -VENGING, -VENGES]

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Literary usage of Revenge

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1. The Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon (1908)
"IV OF revenge revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature ... For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of ..."

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