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Definition of 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.

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.
Eddie Vedder

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Samuel Johnson

While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.
Douglas Horton
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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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