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Meaning of REVENGE

Pronunciation:  ri'venj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  action taken in return for an injury or offense
  2. [v]  take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

REVENGE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: avenge, retaliate, retaliation
 See Also: get back, get even, getting even, paying back, penalise, penalize, punish, reprisal, retribution, return, vengeance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    1. 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.
             To revenge the death of our fathers.  --Ld. Berners.
             The gods are just, and will revenge our cause.
             Come, Antony, and young Octavius, come, Revenge
             yourselves alone on Cassius.          --Shak.
    2. To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant
       spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
    Syn: To avenge; vindicate. See {Avenge}.
  2. \Re*venge"\, v. i.
    To take vengeance; -- with upon. [Obs.] ``A bird that will
    revenge upon you all.'' --Shak.
  3. \Re*venge"\, n.
    1. The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning
       of evil for evil.
             Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is even with his
             enemy; but in passing it over he is superior.
    2. The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to
       one who has done us an injury.
             Revenge now goes To lay a complot to betray thy
             foes.                                 --Shak.
             The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more
             savage and cruel.                     --Kames.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are taking revenge, symbolizes your weak character and bitter heart, which will lead to loss of friends and cause your more problems. Dreaming that others take revenge on you indicates that you are surrounded my enemies and have reason to be fearful.