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, revenge(verb)

    action taken in return for an injury or offense

  2. revenge, avenge, retaliate(verb)

    take revenge for a perceived wrong

    "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

Wiktionary

  1. revenge(Noun)

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

    Indifference is the sweetest revenge.

  2. revenge(Verb)

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

    I will revenge myself upon you!

  3. revenge(Verb)

    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. revenge(Verb)

    To take vengeance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revenge(verb)

    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. Revenge(verb)

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

  3. Revenge(verb)

    to take vengeance; -- with

  4. Revenge(noun)

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

  5. Revenge(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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    Karen
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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. Maria Elena Fonseca:

    It's not about revenge: it's about justice.

  2. Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    The reaction in Charleston was not lead by people who wanted revenge. They had to ask for God's grace. I saw the family members. I felt ashamed of myself because, I'll be honest with you, that was not my first reaction.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Conflict is not a solution; it is such a tribulation that creates revenge.

  4. Michael Czin:

    Some of Christie's closest aides and allies put public safety at risk, seemingly to exact petty political revenge, and in the aftermath, they lied about it, that, in itself, is inexcusable conduct coming from the administration of someone who wants to be President of the United States.

  5. Kei Nishikori:

    Hopefully, I can get some revenge against Marin, i’ve been playing good here and hopefully I can come up with another good one in the semis tomorrow.

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