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re·venge

 (rĭ-vĕnj′)
tr.v. re·venged, re·veng·ing, re·veng·es
1. To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult).
2. Archaic To seek or take vengeance for (oneself or another person); avenge.
n.
1. The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation: took revenge on her tormentors.
2. A desire for revenge; spite or vindictiveness: He did it out of revenge.
3.
a. An opportunity to retaliate, as by a return sports match after a defeat: After the loss, he demanded that he be given his revenge.
b. Something done in retaliation, especially a defeat of a rival who has been victorious.

[Middle English revengen, from Old French revengier : re-, re- + vengier, to take revenge (from Latin vindicāre, to avenge, from vindex, vindic-, avenger; see deik- in Indo-European roots).]

re·veng′er n.

revenge

(rɪˈvɛndʒ)
n
1. the act of retaliating for wrongs or injury received; vengeance
2. something done as a means of vengeance
3. the desire to take vengeance or retaliate
4. (General Sporting Terms) a return match, regarded as a loser's opportunity to even the score
vb (tr)
5. to inflict equivalent injury or damage for (injury received); retaliate in return for
6. to take vengeance for (oneself or another); avenge
[C14: from Old French revenger, from Late Latin revindicāre, from re- + vindicāre to vindicate]
reˈvengeless adj
reˈvenger n
reˈvenging adj
reˈvengingly adv

re•venge

(rɪˈvɛndʒ)

v. -venged, -veng•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, esp. in a vindictive spirit: to revenge a murdered brother.
2. to inflict pain or harm for; take vengeance for; avenge: to revenge a son's murder.
n.
3. the act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance.
4. something done in vengeance.
5. the desire to revenge; vindictiveness.
6. an opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, Old French revenger=re- re- + venger to avenge< Latin vindicāre]
re•venge′less, adj.
re•veng′er, n.
re•veng′ing•ly, adv.
syn: revenge, reprisal, retribution, vengeance suggest a punishment or injury inflicted in return for one received. revenge is the carrying out of a bitter desire to injure another for a wrong done to oneself or to those who are close to oneself: to plot revenge for a friend's betrayal. reprisal is used specifically in the context of warfare; it means retaliation against an enemy: The guerrillas expected reprisals for the raid. retribution usu. suggests deserved punishment for some evil done: a just retribution for wickedness. vengeance is usu. vindictive, furious revenge: He swore vengeance against his enemies.

revenge

, justice - Revenge is personal and justice is societal.
See also related terms for justice.

Revenge

 

See Also: BITTERNESS

  1. Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out —Francis Bacon
  2. Revenge is like a boomerang. Although for a time it flies in the direction in which it is hurled, it takes a sudden curve, and, returning, hits your own head the heaviest blow of all —John M. Mason
  3. Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you —Austin O’Malley

revenge


Past participle: revenged
Gerund: revenging

Imperative
revenge
revenge
Present
I revenge
you revenge
he/she/it revenges
we revenge
you revenge
they revenge
Preterite
I revenged
you revenged
he/she/it revenged
we revenged
you revenged
they revenged
Present Continuous
I am revenging
you are revenging
he/she/it is revenging
we are revenging
you are revenging
they are revenging
Present Perfect
I have revenged
you have revenged
he/she/it has revenged
we have revenged
you have revenged
they have revenged
Past Continuous
I was revenging
you were revenging
he/she/it was revenging
we were revenging
you were revenging
they were revenging
Past Perfect
I had revenged
you had revenged
he/she/it had revenged
we had revenged
you had revenged
they had revenged
Future
I will revenge
you will revenge
he/she/it will revenge
we will revenge
you will revenge
they will revenge
Future Perfect
I will have revenged
you will have revenged
he/she/it will have revenged
we will have revenged
you will have revenged
they will have revenged
Future Continuous
I will be revenging
you will be revenging
he/she/it will be revenging
we will be revenging
you will be revenging
they will be revenging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been revenging
you have been revenging
he/she/it has been revenging
we have been revenging
you have been revenging
they have been revenging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been revenging
you will have been revenging
he/she/it will have been revenging
we will have been revenging
you will have been revenging
they will have been revenging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been revenging
you had been revenging
he/she/it had been revenging
we had been revenging
you had been revenging
they had been revenging
Conditional
I would revenge
you would revenge
he/she/it would revenge
we would revenge
you would revenge
they would revenge
Past Conditional
I would have revenged
you would have revenged
he/she/it would have revenged
we would have revenged
you would have revenged
they would have revenged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revenge - action taken in return for an injury or offenserevenge - action taken in return for an injury or offense
getting even, paying back, return - a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
vengeance, payback, retribution - the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"
reprisal - a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
Verb1.revenge - take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
get back, get even - take revenge or even out a score; "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

revenge

noun
verb
1. avenge, repay, vindicate, pay (someone) back, take revenge for, requite, even the score for, get your own back for (informal), make reprisal for, take an eye for an eye for The relatives wanted to revenge the dead man's murder.
Quotations
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" Bible: Exodus
"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out" [Francis Bacon Essays]
"Sweet is revenge - especially to women" [Lord Byron Don Juan]
Proverbs
"Revenge is a dish best served cold"
"Don't get mad, get even"
"Revenge is sweet"

revenge

noun
1. The act of retaliating:
Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure .
2. The quality or condition of being vindictive:
Translations
إنْتِقام، ثأْراِنْتِقَامرَغْبَةُ الإنْتِقاميَنْتَقِم
pomstapomstít se
hævnhævnehævntørst
venĝo
venganzavengarse (de)
انتقامبادا فرا
kosto
osvetaodmazda
bosszúbosszúállás
hefndhefna
復讐報復
복수
kerštas
atriebībaatriebības kāreatriebtatriebtiesatriebe
pomstiť sa
maščevanjemaščevati se
odmazdaosvetaосвета
hämnd
kisasi
การแก้เแค้น
intikamintikam arzusuintikamını almak
sự trả thù

revenge

[rɪˈvendʒ]
A. Nvenganza f
in revengepara vengarse (for de) to get one's revenge (for sth)vengarse (de algo)
to take revenge on sb for sthvengarse de algn por algo
B. VTvengar, vengarse de
to revenge o.s. on sb; be revenged on sbvengarse de or en algn

revenge

[rɪˈvɛndʒ]
n
(= vengeance) → vengeance f
They were eager for revenge → Ils avaient soif de vengeance.
to get one's revenge → prendre sa revanche
to get one's revenge for sth → se venger de qch
to take one's revenge → se venger
to take revenge on sb → se venger de qn
They planned to take revenge on him → Ils voulaient se venger de lui.
in revenge → par vengeance
in revenge for sth → en représailles de qch
(SPORT)revanche f
modif [attack, killing] → en représailles
vtvenger
to revenge o.s. on sb → se venger de qn

revenge

nRache f; (Sport) → Revanche f; to take revenge on somebody (for something)sich an jdm (für etw) rächen; (Mil etc) → an jdm (für etw) Vergeltung üben; to get one’s revengesich rächen, seine Rache bekommen; (Sport) → sich revanchieren; out of revengeaus Rache; in revenge forals Rache für; revenge is sweetRache ist süß
vt insult, murder, sbrächen; to revenge oneself or to be revenged (for something)sich (für etw) rächen; to revenge oneself on somebody (for something)sich (für etw) an jdm rächen

revenge

[rɪˈvɛndʒ]
1. nvendetta; (in game) → rivincita
to get one's revenge (for sth) → vendicarsi (di qc)
to take revenge on sb (for sth) → vendicarsi su qn (per qc)
2. vtvendicare
to be revenged (on sb) → prendersi la vendetta (su qn)
to revenge o.s. (on sb) → vendicarsi (su qn)

revenge

(rəˈvendʒ) noun
1. harm done to another person in return for harm which he has done (to oneself or to someone else). The man told the manager he would get/have his revenge / take revenge on the company for dismissing him; His revenge was to burn down the factory.
2. the desire to do such harm. The man said he had burned down the factory out of revenge / in revenge for being dismissed.
verb
(with on) to get (one's) revenge. He revenged himself on his enemies; I'll soon be revenged on you all.

revenge

اِنْتِقَام pomsta hævn Rache εκδίκηση venganza kosto vengeance osveta vendetta 復讐 복수 wraak hevn zemsta vingança месть hämnd การแก้เแค้น intikam sự trả thù 复仇
References in classic literature ?
Public revenges are for the most part fortunate; as that for the death of Caesar; for the death of Pertinax; for the death of Henry the Third of France; and many more.
Maybe it will begin to revenge itself, too, but, as it were, piecemeal, in trivial ways, from behind the stove, incognito, without believing either in its own right to vengeance, or in the success of its revenge, knowing that from all its efforts at revenge it will suffer a hundred times more than he on whom it revenges itself, while he, I daresay, will not even scratch himself.
With people who know how to revenge themselves and to stand up for themselves in general, how is it done?
This was an account of the fight between a little ship called the Revenge and a Spanish fleet.
Only the last ship, the Revenge, commanded by the Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Grenville, lost the wind and was caught between two great squadrons of the Spanish.
The Horse, desiring to revenge himself on the stranger, asked a man if he were willing to help him in punishing the Stag.
It does not concern me, you are right; and if I have sworn to revenge myself, it is not on the French captain, or the Count of Morcerf, but on the fisherman Fernand, the husband of Mercedes the Catalane.
He had thought of a fine revenge upon the officer who had referred to him and his fellows as mule drivers.
It is very interesting--partially since it is a bit of hitherto unrecorded history, but principally from the fact that it records the story of a most remarkable revenge and the adventurous life of its innocent victim--Richard, the lost prince of England.
I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge.
In his primitive brain revolved various fiendish plans for a revenge that he would not have the courage to put into effect when the test came and he stood face to face with one of the dominant race.
The Portuguese, resolved at any rate to revenge the fate of their general, desired the Emperor to assign them the post opposite to Mahomet, which was willingly granted them.