Revenge synonyms

rĭ-vĕnj'
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The desire to obtain revenge
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To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge:
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Ill-disposed attitude; grudge; dislike.
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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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Return, as for an injury or friendly act.
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To make some sort of return for something done, given, etc.
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Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
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To pay back (an injury) in kind.
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To avenge; to get back at.
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To exact or mete out punishment.
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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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An alternating back-and-forth movement.
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Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.
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The act of returning an injury
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(Theology) Punishment or reward distributed in a future life based on performance in this one.
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The act of returning an injury
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Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will:
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The desire to obtain revenge
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This for that
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The act of returning an injury
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The act or an instance of retaliating for a loss or injury.
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The act of returning an injury
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The act of returning an injury
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The act of returning an injury
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The act of repaying
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A return attack.
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An armed attack, especially one made from a place surrounded by enemy forces.
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Any political or military action taken to defeat insurgency, especially during guerrilla warfare.
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The act of returning an injury
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The property of being ruthless
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The quality or state of being malevolent; malice; spitefulness; ill will
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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 animosity; ill will.
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A feud between two families that arises from the injury or killing of the member of one family by a member of the other family, leading to long-lasting animosity and retaliatory acts of revenge.
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To punish
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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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To give or make some return or recompense to (a person), as for some service
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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 make ready; prepare:
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(--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
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Inflicting, concerned with, or directed toward punishment
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Vengeful, vindictive. [from 16th c.]
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Disposed to seek revenge; revengeful.
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In the manner of a viper.
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Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
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A source of harm or ruin:
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The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.
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The act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
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A blow given in return
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The act of returning an injury
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(Obs.) Something annoying or irritating
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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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