Revenge synonyms and antonyms

rĭ-vĕnj'

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To take vengeance on behalf of, as for a wrong
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Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
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The condition of being vindictive
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To respond to (another) or do something to or for (another) in return for that person's action or emotion:
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Ill-disposed attitude; grudge; dislike.
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To return an injury, wrong, etc. for (an injury, wrong, etc. given); requite in kind
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A person or thing hated
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(Law) Evil intent; state of mind shown by intention to do, or intentional doing of, something unlawful
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To avenge; to get back at.
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The act of returning an injury
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To give something in response.
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(Idiomatic) To behave toward others in a manner resembling or commensurate with their behavior towards oneself, especially in a situation where one is insulted or otherwise ill-treated.
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A spirit of revenge moving a defeated nation to aggressively seek restoration of lost territory, authority, etc.
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The act of returning an injury
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A blow given in return
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The act of returning an injury
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The action of forgiving.
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To give or make some return or recompense to (a person), as for some service
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(--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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Vengeance is something done in revenge, such as a punishment issued.
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The act of returning an injury
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Vindication is defined as the act of justifying or clearing someone of blame.
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(Intransitive) to counterattack; to resist an attack.
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The act or fact of reciprocating; interchange.
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To pay what one owes (a debt, a bill etc.)
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(Idiomatic) To retaliate; to take revenge.
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To cause to do.
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Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment; punishing.
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Relating to or part of a retaliation.
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To make courteous allowance for; excuse:
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Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
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A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.
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Relief, restitution, or damages.; a way of seeking remedy once the statute of limitations has expired. See also relief, remedy, recovery, and restitution.
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(Theology) Punishment or reward distributed in a future life based on performance in this one.
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A series of acts attacking or attempting to injure another:
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Spite is a mean or angry feeling that makes someone want to hurt another.
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Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will:
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To deal out punishment
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The act of returning an injury
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The quality or state of being implacable.
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To allow, accept or permit (something).
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A mutual liking or understanding arising from sameness of feeling
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To give up resentment against or the desire to punish; stop being angry with; pardon
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To feel or express compassion, as for another's suffering; commiserate.
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Reprisal is an act of using force or causing injury for vengeance.
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The act of repaying
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US spelling of counter-attack.
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A sudden rushing forth; sally; specif., a quick raid on besiegers by those besieged
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The act of returning an injury
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The property of being ruthless
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Behavior exhibiting a hostile attitude.
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The state or quality of being vengeful
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(Uncountable) The state or quality of being spiteful.
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A feeling of strong ill will or hatred; animosity
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To vindicate is defined as to clear someone of criticism or blame.
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To pay an amount of money owed to another, to repay
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To pay back (repay, pay off) the entirety of a loan, thereby effecting the release of a lien on.
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The act of making an excuse.
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Full of or given to revenge.
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Military and political action carried on to defeat an insurgency
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The act of returning an injury
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(Idiomatic) equivalent retribution, an eye for an eye, returning exactly what you get.
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Synonym Study

  • Avenge implies the infliction of deserved or just punishment for wrongs or oppression
  • Revenge implies the infliction of punishment as an act of retaliation, usually for an injury against oneself, and connotes personal malice, bitter resentment, or vindictive spirit as the moving force
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