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Definition of Revenge

Revenge

  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.
  2. To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
  3. To take vengeance; -- with
  4. The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.
  5. The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.

Revenge Quotations

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
William Shakespeare

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

My father was very disappointed by war and fighting. And he thought language could help us out of cycles of revenge and animosity. And so, as a journalist, he always found himself asking lots of questions and trying to gather information. He was always very clear to underscore the fact that Jewish people and Arab people were brother and sister.
Naomi Shihab Nye

The best revenge is massive success.
Frank Sinatra

Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.
Ivana Trump
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Revenge Translations

revenge in Dutch is wraak
revenge in French is vengeance
revenge in German is Rache {f}, Rache, Ahndung {f}
revenge in Italian is vendetta
revenge in Latin is ultio ultionis
revenge in Spanish is venganza

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