Definitions for revenge
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word revenge.
action taken in return for an injury or offense
revenge, avenge, retaliateverb
take revenge for a perceived wrong
"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
Any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice.
Indifference is the sweetest revenge.
To take one's revenge (on or upon) someone.
I will revenge myself upon you!
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.
To take vengeance.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Return of an injury.
Etymology: revenche, revanche, Fr.
Revenges burn in them: for their dear causes
Would, to the bleeding and the grim alarm,
Excite the mortified man. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
May we, with the witness of a good conscience, pursue him with further revenge. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
I will make mine arrows drunk with blood; from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. Deutr. xxxii. 42.
Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and take our revenge on him. Jer. xx. 10.
Deformed persons are commonly even with nature; for as nature has done ill by them, so they do by nature; being void of natural affection, they have their revenge of nature. Francis Bacon.
What will not ambition and revenge descend to. John Milton.
The satyr in a rage
Forgets his bus’ness is to laugh and bite,
And will of death and dire revenges write. Dryden.
Draco, the Athenian lawgiver, granted an impunity to any person that took revenge upon an adulterer. William Broome.
Etymology: revencher, revancher, Fr.
If our hard fortune no compassion draws,
The gods are just, and will revenge our cause. Dryden.
Come, Antony and young Octavius,
Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæsar.
It is a quarrel most unnatural,
To be reveng’d on him that loveth thee. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
Northumberland slew thy father;
And thine, lord Clifford; and you vow’d revenge:
If I be not, heav’ns be reveng’d on me! William Shakespeare.
Edom hath revenged himself upon Judah. Ezek. xxv. 12.
O Lord, visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors. Jer.
Who shall come to stand against thee, to be revenged for the unrighteous men? Wisdom xii. 12.
Your fury of a wife,
Not yet content to be reveng’d on you,
Th’ agents of your passion will pursue. Dryden.
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
to inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously
to take vengeance; -- with
the act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil
the disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury
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
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'revenge' in Nouns Frequency: #2898
The numerical value of revenge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of revenge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I can’t say her real name, i saw her a few years back and she was broad as a barn, so I didn’t feel so threatened anymore after seeing her. I thought, ‘There’s my revenge!’.
Since we cannot match it let us take our revenge by abusing it.
People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.
I think success is the best revenge — and silence, as a presence, when I chose to change my future, my life, I was like, ‘ Where’s the one place I can find silence ? ’.
The new generations deserved to know the truth, but the truth shouldn't be confused with seeking revenge. It shouldn't be a motive for hate or settling scores.
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Translations for revenge
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- انتقام, ثأرArabic
- intiqam, qisasAzerbaijani
- мъст, отмъщениеBulgarian
- revenja, revenjar-seCatalan, Valencian
- rächen, RacheGerman
- εκδίκηση, εκδικούμαιGreek
- kosto, kostaaFinnish
- venger, vengeanceFrench
- dìoghaltasScottish Gaelic
- քեն, ոխ, վրեժArmenian
- balas dendamIndonesian
- vendicarsi, ritorsione, rivalsa, vendetta, rivincitaItalian
- リベンジ, 復讐, 報復Japanese
- შურისძიება, შურისგებაGeorgian
- кек, өшKazakh
- 복수, 復讐Korean
- vindicta, ultioLatin
- atriebe, atriebībaLatvian
- ngakinga, utoMāori
- одмазда, одмаздуваMacedonian
- өс авахMongolian
- răzbunare, răzbunaRomanian
- месть, реванш, отмщение, отомстить, воздаяние, мщение, мститьRussian
- одмазда, òdmazda, osvetiti se, освета, ȍsvetaSerbo-Croatian
- gjakmarrje, hakmarrjeAlbanian
- trả thùVietnamese
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