What does Revenge mean?

Definitions for Revenge
rɪˈvɛndʒRe·venge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliation, revengeverb

    action taken in return for an injury or offense

  2. revenge, avenge, retaliateverb

    take revenge for a perceived wrong

    "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

Wiktionary

  1. revengenoun

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

    Indifference is the sweetest revenge.

  2. revengeverb

    To take one's revenge (on or upon) someone.

    I will revenge myself upon you!

  3. revengeverb

    To take revenge for (a particular harmful action), to avenge.

    Arsenal revenged its loss to Manchester United last time with a 5-0 drubbing this time.

  4. revengeverb

    To take vengeance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revengeverb

    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. Revengeverb

    to inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously

  3. Revengeverb

    to take vengeance; -- with

  4. Revengenoun

    the act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil

  5. Revengenoun

    the disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury

Freebase

  1. Revenge

    Revenge is a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. It is also called payback, retribution, retaliation or vengeance; it may be characterized as a form of justice, an altruistic action which enforces societal or moral justice aside from the legal system. Francis Bacon described it as a kind of "wild justice.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revenge

    rē-venj′, v.t. to punish in return: to avenge.—v.i. to take vengeance.—n. the act of revenging: injury inflicted in return: a malicious injuring in return for an injury received: the passion for retaliation.—adj. Revenge′ful, full of revenge or a desire to inflict injury in return: vindictive: malicious.—adv. Revenge′fully.—n. Revenge′fulness.—adj. Revenge′less.—ns. Revenge′ment; Reveng′er.—adv. Reveng′ingly.—Give one his revenge, to play a return match with a defeated opponent. [O. Fr. revenger, revencher (Fr. revancher)—L. re-, in return, vindicāre, to lay claim to.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Revenge' in Nouns Frequency: #2898

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revenge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revenge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Revenge in a Sentence

  1. Journalist Mehman Huseynov:

    These policemen are an elite unit. It took them one and a half months to bring up that charge. They were waiting for the end of Eurovision to start the revenge campaign.

  2. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton:

    Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

  3. Umut Oran:

    The make-up of the AK Party government has run and its true face has emerged. The Carsi trial is the revenge for Gezi.

  4. C. C. Colton:

    The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.

  5. Kevin Blatt:

    They most likely won't address this scandal because of the severity of the new revenge porn law.

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