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revenge

re·venge

revenge

 
 
pronunciation:
rih venj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: revenged, revenges, revenging
definition 1: to give punishment or demand atonement for (a wrong); take vengeance for; requite.
He will revenge the murder of his father.
synonyms:
avenge, requite, retaliate
similar words:
punish
definition 2: to give punishment or demand atonement for a wrong done to (someone); avenge.
He revenged his father.
synonyms:
avenge, get, pay back
similar words:
punish
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of giving punishment or demanding atonement for a wrong; retaliation; vengeance.
synonyms:
retaliation
similar words:
nemesis, retribution, wrath
definition 2: something done in retaliation or vengeance; reprisal.
synonyms:
reprisal, vengeance
definition 3: the desire to retaliate or punish for an offense.
synonyms:
vengeance, vengefulness, vindictiveness
derivation: revenger (n.)