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Revenge vs. Reciprocity

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Revengenoun

Any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice.

‘Indifference is the sweetest revenge.’; ‘When I left my wife, she tried to set fire to the house in revenge.’;

Reciprocitynoun

The characteristic of being reciprocal, e.g. of a relationship between people.

‘In a friendship, reciprocity occurs where the contribution of each party meets the expectations of the other party.’;

Revengenoun

(competition) A win by the previous loser.

Reciprocitynoun

A reciprocal relationship.

Revengeverb

(reflexive) To take one's revenge (on or upon) someone.

Reciprocitynoun

A relation of mutual dependence or action or influence.

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Revengeverb

(transitive) To take revenge for (a particular harmful action), to avenge.

‘Arsenal revenged its loss to Manchester United last time with a 5-0 drubbing this time.’;

Reciprocitynoun

(grammar) A reciprocal construction involves two noun phrases where each of the participants occupies both the role of agent and patient with respect to the other. see: Wikipedia:Reciprocal pronoun.

Revengeverb

To take vengeance; to revenge itself.

Reciprocitynoun

(international law) The mutual exchange of rights, privileges or obligations between nations. see: Wikipedia:Reciprocity (international relations).

Revengeverb

To inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to avenge; - followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by the reciprocal pronoun as direct object, and a preposition before the wrong done or the wrongdoer.

‘To revenge the death of our fathers.’; ‘The gods are just, and will revenge our cause.’; ‘Come, Antony, and young Octavius, come,Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius.’;

Reciprocitynoun

(psychology) The responses of individuals to the actions of others.

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Revengeverb

To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.

Reciprocitynoun

Mutual action and reaction.

Revengeverb

To take vengeance; - with

Reciprocitynoun

Reciprocal advantages, obligations, or rights; reciprocation.

Revengenoun

The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.

‘Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior.’;

Reciprocitynoun

a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

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Revengenoun

The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.

‘Revenge now goesTo lay a complot to betray thy foes.’; ‘The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.’;

Reciprocitynoun

mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges

Revengenoun

action taken in return for an injury or offense

Revengeverb

take revenge for a perceived wrong;

‘He wants to avenge the murder of his brother’;

Revenge

Revenge is defined as the act of committing a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. Francis Bacon described revenge as a kind of that "does...

‘wild justice’;

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