- Revenge is an action of inflicting harm or damage on someone else in retaliation for harm or damage inflicted on you.
An example of revenge is when someone steals your car so you steal their car years later.
revenge definition by Webster's New World
- to inflict damage, injury, or punishment in return for (an injury, insult, etc.); retaliate for
- to take vengeance in behalf of (a person, oneself, etc.); avenge
Origin: Middle English revengen ; from Old French revenger ; from re-, again plush vengier, to take vengeance ; from Classical Latin vindicare: see vindicate
- the act of revenging; vengeance
- what is done in revenging
- desire to take vengeance; vindictive spirit
- a chance to retaliate or get satisfaction, as by a return match after a defeat
revenge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·venged, re·veng·ing, re·veng·es
- To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult).
- To seek or take vengeance for (oneself or another person); avenge.
- The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation.
- Something done in vengeance; a retaliatory measure.
- A desire for revenge; spite or vindictiveness.
- An opportunity to retaliate, as by a return sports match after a defeat.
Origin: Middle English revengen, from Old French revengier : re-, re- + vengier, to take revenge (from Latin vindicāre, to avenge, from vindex, vindic-, avenger; see deik- in Indo-European roots).
- re·vengˈer noun
revenge - Phrases/Idioms