revenge


revenge
revenge [n] retaliation for wrong, grievance animus, attack, avenging, avengment, counterblow, counterinsurgency, counterplay, eye for an eye*, fight, getting even*, ill will, implacability, malevolence, measure for measure, rancor, repayment, reprisal, requital, retribution, return, ruthlessness, satisfaction, sortie, spitefulness, tit for tat*, vengeance, vengefulness, vindictiveness; concepts 86,122,384 —Ant. forgiveness, pardon, sympathy revenge [v] retaliate for wrong, grievance avenge, be out for blood*, defend, even the score*, fight back, fix, fix one’s wagon*, get, get back at, get even, give comeuppance, give just desserts*, hit back, justify, kick back, make reprisal, match, pay back, pay back in spades*, pay off, punish, reciprocate, redress, repay, requite, retort, return, return the compliment*, score, settle up, settle with, square, stick it to, take an eye for an eye*, turn the tables on*, venge, vindicate; concepts 86,122,384 —Ant. forgive, pardon, sympathize

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  • Revenge — (also vengeance, retribution, or vendetta amongst others) consists primarily of retaliation against a person or group in response to a real or perceived wrongdoing. Although many aspects of revenge resemble or echo the concept of justice, revenge …   Wikipedia

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  • revenge — ► NOUN 1) retaliation for an injury or wrong. 2) the desire to inflict such retaliation. ► VERB 1) (revenge oneself or be revenged) inflict revenge for an injury or wrong done to oneself. 2) inflict revenge on behalf of (someone else) or for (a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Revenge — Re*venge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revenged}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Revenging}.] [OF. revengier, F. revancher; pref. re re + OF. vengier to avenge, revenge, F. venger, L. vindicare. See {Vindicate}, {Vengerance}, and cf. {Revindicate}.] 1. To inflict… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Revenge — Re*venge , n. 1. The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil. [1913 Webster] Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revenge — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. revengier, from re , intensive prefix, + vengier take revenge, from L. vindicare to lay claim to, avenge, punish (see VINDICATE (Cf. vindicate)). To avenge is to get revenge or to take vengeance ; it suggests the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Revenge — Re*venge , v. i. To take vengeance; with upon. [Obs.] A bird that will revenge upon you all. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revenge — vb *avenge Analogous words: recompense, repay (see PAY): vindicate, defend, justify (see MAINTAIN) revenge n vengeance, *retaliation, retribution, reprisal Analogous words: *reparation, redress, amends: recompensing or recompense …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revenge — m. revanche. Prendre son revenge : prendre sa revanche …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • revenge — [ri venj′] vt. revenged, revenging [ME revengen < OFr revenger < re , again + vengier, to take vengeance < L vindicare: see VINDICATE] 1. to inflict damage, injury, or punishment in return for (an injury, insult, etc.); retaliate for 2.… …   English World dictionary