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Revenge vs. Vengeance

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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.’;

Vengeancenoun

Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

Revengenoun

(competition) A win by the previous loser.

Vengeancenoun

Desire for revenge.

Revengeverb

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

Vengeancenoun

Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; - often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.

‘To me belongeth vengeance and recompense.’; ‘To execute fierce vengeance on his foes.’;

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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.’;

Vengeancenoun

Harm; mischief.

Revengeverb

To take vengeance; to revenge itself.

Vengeancenoun

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

‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord’; ‘For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge’; ‘he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him’; ‘the swiftness of divine retribution’;

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.’;

Vengeancenoun

punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong

‘voters are ready to wreak vengeance on all politicians’;

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Revengeverb

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

Revengeverb

To take vengeance; - with

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.’;

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.’;

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’;

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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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