Meaning of revenge

re•venge

Pronunciation: (ri-venj'), [key]
— v., n. -venged, -veng•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, esp. in a resentful or vindictive spirit: He revenged his murdered brother.
  2. to take vengeance for; inflict punishment for; avenge: He revenged his brother's murder.
—v.i.
  1. to take revenge.
—n.
  1. the act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance.
  2. something done in vengeance.
  3. the desire to revenge; vindictiveness.
  4. an opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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