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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  1. Alex
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    Veena
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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. Jean Baudrillard:

    Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.

  2. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel:

    It’s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence, i saw Gawker pioneer a unique and incredibly damaging way of getting attention by bullying people even when there was no connection with the public interest.

  3. Pythagorus:

    1. Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. 2. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. 3. As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person. 4. The greatest revenge is to accomplish what others say you cannot do.

  4. Javed Akbar Riaz:

    It seems a revenge-like campaign is being carried out against the PPP.

  5. Jordan Spieth:

    Last year definitely left a bad taste in my mouth, i've been looking to get back, looking at trying to get some revenge.

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