Definition of revenge :
1. The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.
2. The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.
3. 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.
4. To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
5. To take vengeance; - with
fall, malevolence, demolition, vindicate, rout, payback, forgiveness, hate, malice, hammering, animus, spitefulness, pardon, massacre, sortie, beating, measure for measure, repayment, spite, rancor, strike back, elimination, visit, requital, implacability, vengefulness, defeat, attack, vindictiveness, vendetta, drubbing, tit for tat, counterattack
punishment (part of speech: noun)
burden, castigation, penalty, crucifixion, correction, distress, agony, fine, forfeiture, punishment, verdict, imprisonment, confinement, price, incarceration, discipline, sentence, chastisement, judgment, persecution, reprisal, retribution, torture, payment, affliction, execution, anguish
retaliation (part of speech: noun)
revenge (part of speech: verb)
retaliate (part of speech: verb)
- Now, Sir Norman, that is all- you have heard my whole history as far as I know it; and nothing remains but to tell you what you must see yourself, that I am mad for revenge, and must have it, and you must help me! - "The Midnight Queen", May Agnes Fleming.
- Ever since that day I have lived only for revenge, and now, Prince Padema, the hour I have waited for is come." - "Revenge!", by Robert Barr.
- I shall be very busy for a while and may yet have my revenge, if I can poison some member of it with malaria germs. - "Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks", May Farinholt-Jones.