What does revenge mean?

Definitions for revenge
rɪˈvɛndʒre·venge

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word revenge.

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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. Father Daniel Alkhory:

    I just keep telling the kids you have to forgive. Forgiveness will lead us to so many paths. I don't want them to grow up and be after revenge and be angry, we want to make a party for them every day.

  2. The Talmud:

    Live well. It is the greatest revenge.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Note: Whenever I study Albert Einstein's Quotes, I realize he was only a theoretical physicist but not a philosopher in the context of literature. What do you think about it? Weak people revenge Strong people forgive Intelligent people ignore - Albert Einstein Weak people stay powerless Strong people revenge Intelligent people forgive - Ehsan Sehgal

  4. Mariah Smith:

    This is not how I envisioned (the war) ending, but I believe it is a possible solution if certain conditions are met. I believe it is absolutely imperative that protections for the equal rights of women are specific, state conditions of the agreement, it is crucial that there [is] no revenge or retaliation against the Afghans who worked with U.S. and Allied Forces they are still at great risk.

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Revenge is proof that human being knows neither the meaning of death nor valediction.

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