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REVENGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revenge mean? 

REVENGE (noun)
  The noun REVENGE has 1 sense:

1. action taken in return for an injury or offense

  Familiarity information: REVENGE used as a noun is very rare.


REVENGE (verb)
  The verb REVENGE has 1 sense:

1. take revenge for a perceived wrong

  Familiarity information: REVENGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVENGE (noun)


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Meaning:

Action taken in return for an injury or offense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

retaliation; revenge

Hypernyms ("revenge" is a kind of...):

getting even; paying back; return (a reciprocal group action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "revenge"):

payback; retribution; vengeance (the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life)

reprisal (a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime)


REVENGE (verb)


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Meaning:

Take revenge for a perceived wrong

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

avenge; retaliate; revenge

Context example:

He wants to avenge the murder of his brother

Hypernyms (to "revenge" is one way to...):

penalise; penalize; punish (impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revenge"):

get back; get even (take revenge or even out a score)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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