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Definition of "revenge" []

  • To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult). (verb-transitive)
  • To seek or take vengeance for (oneself or another person); avenge. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation. (noun)
  • Something done in vengeance; a retaliatory measure. (noun)
  • A desire for revenge; spite or vindictiveness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "revenge" in a sentence
  • "-- Let us revenge this with our pikes, ere we become rakes: for the gods know, I speak this in _hunger_ for bread, and not in _thirst_ for _revenge_."
  • "Im really excited but if the big thing is devastater and the main bad guy is megatron why is the title revenge of the fallen knowing that the fallen is a transformer"
  • "Roadsigns are spray-painted with the Hebrew word "revenge.""