revenge vs avenge

revenge avenge

Definitions

  • 1) Any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice.
  • 2) Something done in retaliation, especially a defeat of a rival who has been victorious.
  • 3) A desire for revenge; spite or vindictiveness.
  • 4) The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation.
  • 5) An opportunity to retaliate, as by a return sports match after a defeat.
  • 6) The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.
  • 7) The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.
  • 8) action taken in return for an injury or offense
  • 9) The act of revenging; the execution of vengeance; retaliation for wrongs real or fancied; hence, the gratification of vindictive feeling.
  • 10) Synonyms Revenge, Vengeance, Retribution, Retaliation, and Reprisal agree in expressing the visiting of evil upon others in return for their misdeeds. Revenge is the carrying out of a bitter desire to injure an enemy for a wrong done to one's self or to those who seem a part of one's self, and is a purely personal feeling. It generally has reference to one's equals or superiors, and the malignant feeling is all the more bitter when it cannot be gratified. Vengeance has an earlier and a later use. In its earlier use it may arise from no personal feeling, but may be visited upon a person for another's wrong as well as for his own. In the Scripture it means retribution with indignation. as in Rom. xii. 19: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord,” where it is a reservation for Jehovah of the offices of distributive and retributive justice. In its later use it involves the idea of wrathful retribution, whether just, unjust, or excessive; it is often a furious revenge: hence there is a general tendency to turn to other words to express just retribution, especially as an act of God. Retribution bears more in mind the amount of the wrong done, viewing it as a sort of loan whose equivalent is in some way paid back. Any evil result befalling the perpetrator of a bad deed in consequence of that deed is said to be a retribution, whether occurring by human intention or not; personal agency is not prominent in the idea of retribution. Retaliation combines the notion of equivalent return, which is found in retribution, with a distinctly personal agency and intention; sometimes, unlike the preceding words, it has a light sense for good humored teasing or banter. Reprisal is an act of retaliation in war, its essential point being the capture of something in return or as indemnification for pecuniary damage from the other side. The word has also a looser figurative meaning, amounting essentially to retaliation of any sort. See avenge, requital, and the definition of retorsion.
  • 11) That which is done by way of vengeance; a revengeful or vindictive act; a retaliatory measure; a means of revenging one's self.
  • 12) The desire to be revenged; the emotion which is aroused by an injury or affront, and which leads to retaliation; vindictiveness of mind.
  • 13) transitive To take revenge for (a particular harmful action), to avenge.
  • 14) reflexive To take one's revenge (on or upon) someone.
  • 15) intransitive To take vengeance.
  • 16) take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • 17) Totakevengeance.
  • 18) obsolete, obsolete To take vengeance; -- with.
  • 19) To inflict punishment in return for (injury or insult).
  • 20) Archaic To seek or take vengeance for (oneself or another person); avenge.
  • 21) To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
  • 22) 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.

Definitions

  • 1) A vengeance; a revenge.
  • 2) obsolete Vengeance; revenge.
  • 3) Punishment; vengeance taken.
  • 4) To take vengeance (for); to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.
  • 5) nonstandard To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.
  • 6) Synonyms Avenge, Revenge. Until lately these words were used with little or no difference of meaning (see quotations under each). Avenge is now restricted to the taking of just punishment or the vindication of justice, and revenge to the infliction of pain or evil to gratify resentful feelings, or the desire of retaliation for some real or fancied wrong. Poetic use sometimes returns to the earlier freedom in the meaning of avenge. see revenge, n.
  • 7) To take satisfaction for, by pain or punishment inflicted on the injuring party; deal punishment on account of: with a thing as object.
  • 8) To vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on the wrong-doer; execute justice or vengeance on behalf of: with a person as object.
  • 9) To execute vengeance; inflict retaliatory pain or injury on a wrong-doer.
  • 10) To take revenge on; treat or deal with revengefully.
  • 11) To take vengeance.
  • 12) To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge.
  • 13) To take vengeance on behalf of.
  • 14) To take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.
  • 15) obsolete To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.

Examples

  • 1) I wanted to understand the psychology, you know, of repression, correction, call it what you will -- societal revenge.
  • 2) Something in me snapped when I heard Kamal had been arrested and I wanted to take revenge for what he had taken from me.
  • 3) He is out there somewhere, lurking in the shadows of the underworld and, I do not doubt, burning for revenge.
  • 4) -- Let us revenge this with our pikes, ere we become rakes: for the gods know, I speak this in _hunger_ for bread, and not in _thirst_ for _revenge_.
  • 5) Im really excited but if the big thing is devastater and the main bad guy is megatron why is the title revenge of the fallen knowing that the fallen is a transformer
  • 6) Roadsigns are spray-painted with the Hebrew word "revenge."
  • 7) Rights groups say hundreds of people are on trial in what they call a revenge move by the kingdom's Sunni rulers who put down anti-government protests led by the country's Shi'ite majority.
  • 8) Now that's what I call a revenge flick - this sounds so awesome!
  • 9) I consoled my daughter and told her revenge is a dish best served cold.
  • 10) Custer says violence is at the core of what he calls a revenge society that now is Iraq.
  • 11) ‘So, in revenge for the killing of four American mercenaries, a city was seized, bombed, and a massacre of hundreds of civilians took place.’
  • 12) ‘They told the judge that they killed Qmeil in revenge for the killings of six members of their clan a decade ago.’
  • 13) ‘Detectives will investigate whether the killing was in revenge for an assault allegedly carried out by Mr Curran on a young teenage girl on the northside.’
  • 14) ‘Sometimes they get your name wrong in revenge for you never having been to their church except once, drunk, at Christmas.’
  • 15) ‘But as time went by, and there was no news of the men, I decided they were unlikely to bother taking the trouble and risk of searching me out in revenge for a minor setback.’
  • 16) ‘Doune leapt at him down the stairs his great sword high above his head and was ready to chop the mage in two in revenge for nearly killing Eltriuqs.’
  • 17) ‘When the kidnapping goes horribly wrong, everyone is left hurting and searching for revenge.’
  • 18) ‘Two charges of affray relating to incidents in February when he had been thrown out of clubs and returned for revenge saw him sentenced to 18 months to run consecutively, giving him a total ten years.’
  • 19) ‘Sam soon discovers that what he writes comes true and decides to get sweet revenge on his tormentors.’
  • 20) ‘Jay also has a real fascination with venereal disease, snorting cocaine and taking violent revenge on cheating women.’
  • 21) ‘He's got an enormous fortune, and he vows revenge on the enemies of his father.’
  • 22) ‘Instead of taking revenge on his father's murderer, he joins his gang.’
  • 23) ‘He then returned to his neighborhood and gathered his friends for a revenge attack.’
  • 24) ‘But you know what you do: just remember that living well is the best revenge.’
  • 25) ‘Sarah Monette is writing her doctoral thesis on ghosts in English Renaissance revenge tragedy.’
  • 26) ‘But in the tradition of revenge thrillers, they don't make absolutely sure that Frank is dead.’
  • 27) ‘Steven McDonnell was insistent that there is no thoughts of a revenge mission next week.’
  • 28) ‘In both cases, death apparently feels as cheated as paying audiences and wants to exact a bloody revenge.’
  • 29) ‘Their intent is to exact revenge for a death or wrongdoing that took place in the past.’
  • 30) ‘Try and think of a commercial of any sort that isn't based on greed, envy, fear, hatred, revenge, thrusting ambition, or sheer lust.’
  • 31) ‘Whether through an act of revenge or a genuine desire to check on the inner workings of the organisation, he has requested to see the financial records of the PGA Tour.’
  • 32) ‘No matter how hard you try to avoid collusion with the beast, eventually, you come to realize there's no way out of the cycle of revenge and desire.’
  • 33) ‘As revenge fantasies go, Alexandra's Project has almost nothing going for it.’
  • 34) ‘Many of the stories are motivated by revenge, he adds.’
  • 35) ‘Police believe the attack could have been motivated by revenge.’
  • 36) ‘The mother feels that he is motivated by revenge.’
  • 37) ‘Bucks were outplayed by Silver Stars who took revenge for a previous defeat.’
  • 38) ‘For Eriksson there is some hope of sporting revenge over the man whose Brazil side won the 2002 World Cup quarter-final meeting.’
  • 39) ‘This should be a cracking encounter with Enniscrone seeking revenge for last year's defeat by Calry in the quarter final of the competition.’
  • 40) ‘Keighley travel to Sheffield a week on Sunday looking for revenge for two defeats at the Don Valley Stadium last season.’
  • 41) ‘Mugeyi capped his resurgent form with an acrobatic diving winning headed-goal in the 55th minute to earn his side sweet revenge against the Limpopo team.’
  • 42) ‘Energized by hosting a Monday night game, the Eagles will exact some prime-time revenge against the team that routed them in Week 5.’
  • 43) ‘The effort also provided McCarty with revenge against the team made him a first-round pick in 1991 but gave up on him in 1995.’
  • 44) ‘In the relay, the Americans got sweet revenge for a five-second defeat to the Aussies four years ago in Sydney, while Italy took bronze.’
  • 45) ‘Will the team get its revenge in its new home this season?’
  • 46) ‘Saracens returned to second team championship fixtures after a four week gap with a trip to Park Lane hoping to gain revenge for a narrow defeat at Cross Green earlier in the season.’
  • 47) ‘Smith ached for revenge after a heartbreaking defeat his junior year.’
  • 48) ‘Who among us can wait for Owens' two games a year against the Eagles, to see if he can exact a measure of revenge on the team that made him pay?’
  • 49) ‘As White wryly remarks, the Irish have been talking about revenge since they lost in Bloemfontein and Cape Town and should not need to be motivated more than they already are.’
  • 50) ‘Pintusevich-Block was out for revenge after narrowly losing to Jones in the 1997 final.’
  • 51) ‘They will be hell-bent on revenge after losing to Bradford on the final day of last season at Northcliffe.’
  • 52) ‘Bolton Woods A gained revenge for their home defeat by Bradford Tigers A in under-eight Group C of the Keybury League.’
  • 53) ‘The Bombers took revenge in the rematch, 24-17, and went on to win the national title.’
  • 54) ‘And Hartley knows they would love to gain revenge for September's back to back cup and league defeats against the Greens.’
  • 55) ‘League runner-up Bhinneka Sritex will be looking for revenge after their finals defeat against Aspac.’
  • 56) ‘One of his losses was to Akira Oguchi, on whom he gained his revenge when he knocked the Japanese boxer out in five rounds in Bangkok in September 1961.’
  • 57) ‘But then, given their penchant for revenging themselves on their enemies by holding them down and nailing their knees to the floor, perhaps no-one wanted to give offence by bestowing on them the wrong sort of nickname.’
  • 58) ‘This is what traps them in their cage: None of them thinks about running away or revenging themselves upon the ‘normal’ members of society.’
  • 59) ‘Yes, it will follow, and may the wrongs which Irishmen have suffered be revenged both soon and sudden.’
  • 60) ‘Once started, this violence becomes cumulative, especially in a society where the dead must be revenged, and in the light of a failing State.’
  • 61) ‘Possessed by morbid drives that defy easy psychological analysis, they pursued a revolutionary domestic policy, not because they had any faith in its merits but in order to be revenged on their enemies and consolidate their power.’
  • 62) ‘You lived to revenge your father against Seth, who betrayed and slew him.’
  • 63) ‘And when I do eventually get the chance to revenge Jenny, I'm not going to hide behind a gun.’
  • 64) ‘Stand in as pretend boyfriend when necessary - that includes revenging me to large scary looking men on dark nights.’
  • 65) ‘Looks like revenging her victims wasn't your only objective.’
  • 66) ‘She has also asked him to not engage in any other activities till he revenges her against this giant.’
  • 67) ‘‘Finally I have revenged my family and country,’ I yelled.’
  • 68) ‘Of course tomorrow I would revenge her innocently.’
  • 69) ‘Originally Hotta was among those who joined Kuranosuke Oishi in the plot to revenge their lord; however, in the end, he renounced his vow and took a new name.’
  • 70) ‘He acted to revenge the mother of his child and their son.’
  • 71) ‘Be sure that sooner or later someone will try to revenge him.’
  • 72) ‘She eventually comes to the decision that her children should be killed in order to revenge Jason for what he did to her.’
  • 73) ‘His ill-treatment of her relatives is surely the quickest way to revenge her.’
  • 74) ‘But it's even worse than for Hamlet, that Orestes has to revenge his father by killing his mother.’
  • 75) ‘They wanted to revenge their father and they had secretly trained themselves for this moment.’
  • 76) ‘She has to dress as a man to survive in the ruthless and self-centred world of the panners and fend off all kinds of unwanted, and hilarious, attentions as she bravely strives to get her man and revenge her family.’
  • 77) ‘He told me he was thinking of ‘going back to the mountains’, as they say, to join the paramilitaries and revenge his brother.’
  • 78) ‘The only difference was that we did it to do justice and revenge the innocent victims.’
  • 79) ‘In the original script, the bad guy was actually revenging the hero for something which happened in their childhood.’
  • 80) ‘Will no one revenge us of the injuries we have sustained from these turbulent priests?’
  • 81) ‘One in five of the pilots in the Battle of Britain came from overseas and, far from fighting for an Arcadian Britain, some were revenging the invasion of their homelands.’
  • 82) ‘He is the wildly popular or beloved hero who revenges wrongs against the nation.’
  • 83) ‘As they are about to take their leave, Don Quijote offers thanks to the innkeeper and offers to revenge any wrongs ever done to him.’
  • 84) ‘The leaders of the rival gang are looking over their shoulders for the Westies, who have yet to revenge the murder of Bernard Sugg, brother of Stephen, last August.’
  • 85) ‘Although you have a certain amount of freedom, the game centres on a main quest - revenging your father's murder, finding your mother and sister - and various side quests.’
  • 86) ‘The truth eventually emerges: her father died in the communalist rioting of 1984, during which mobs killed thousands of Sikhs, claiming to be revenging the death of Indira Gandhi at the hands of her Sikh bodyguards.’
  • 87) ‘The central character is Vendice, intent on revenging the death of his mistress, poisoned by the lecherous old duke.’
  • 88) ‘As far as Hamlet was concerned, revenging a death was the best reason for an assassination.’
  • 89) ‘What was the use of revenging his death upon a man who was as much stricken by that death as I was?’
  • 90) ‘Nevertheless, the foothills of the mountains, where the Soga brothers once revenged their father's death, are now a resort area with winter skiing and other sport activities.’
  • 91) ‘I wish it were not so, but I have resolved to revenge my father's death, and it is you who have taken him from me!’
  • 92) ‘Seemingly possessed by his hands, he becomes a murderer, choking friends and foe alike, vaguely seeking to revenge the death of Meta's father.’
  • 93) ‘You know they will revenge the death of one of their own.’
  • 94) ‘When they plan to send him to a military school, Ivan demands to be sent back to the front, seeking to revenge his parents' death.’
  • 95) ‘Pacorus, the son of Orodes, the King of Parthia, has been killed in order to revenge the death of Marcus Crassus.’
  • 96) ‘I lay dead in front of you, and yet you do not even revenge my death.’
  • 97) ‘His quest for justice begins in his ‘O eyes, no eyes’ soliloquy where he begs heaven to revenge his son's death.’
  • 98) ‘His primary motivation is to revenge the deaths of his fallen comrades.’
  • 99) ‘Ryan held his brother for many moments before standing up to revenge his death.’
  • 100) ‘His commitment to revenge the death of his people was struck short by his own death in the next measles epidemic, five years later.’
  • 101) ‘Thus the recent run of Irish victories ended and last year's desperately disappointing draw gloriously revenged.’

Examples

  • 1) As well as satisfying that primal desire to avenge a wrong, it will have nourished their self-belief.
  • 2) But we must take extra care now as his followers will want to avenge his death.
  • 3) He would have been forced to recognize his own inescapable duty - to avenge the death.
  • 4) ‘In the hall Godwin had told Gyric that on the morrow he would pledge to avenge the harm done to his brother.’
  • 5) ‘Indeed, the Camorra spawned one of Italy's most notorious female criminals, Pupetta Maresca, who became famous in 1955 after she personally avenged the murder of her husband.’
  • 6) ‘He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in pursuit of revenge, he will stop at nothing.’
  • 7) ‘Orestes returned to Argos later and murdered her to avenge Agamemnon's death.’
  • 8) ‘He will play a Rajput prince who avenges his father's murder in what is being billed as ‘a chilling thriller’.’
  • 9) ‘Is he a reincarnation of an ancient ancestor, unable to rest in peace until I had avenged his murder?’
  • 10) ‘Eager to avenge last month's defeat, his superior teamwork paid dividends.’
  • 11) ‘For my brother's honor, and our family's honor, his murder needed to be avenged.’
  • 12) ‘Nottingham gave their confidence a real boost with last week's win at Doncaster, who in turn will come to us keen to avenge a hefty home defeat at the start of the season.’
  • 13) ‘The spirit begs Hamlet to avenge the foul murder, but to leave Queen Gertrude unharmed.’
  • 14) ‘York had barely threatened and 14-0 seemed a big half-time lead to turn over against a form team intent on avenging their early-season Huntington Stadium hammering.’
  • 15) ‘Waterloo will be looking to avenge an early season loss to the Golden Hawks.’
  • 16) ‘In the Australian courtroom there is no legal defence for her action, but in her mind she did the right thing, she was delivering justice, avenging the wrongs done to herself and her family.’
  • 17) ‘Fights ensue as Lee goes about avenging deaths and righting wrongs.’
  • 18) ‘It is such myths (of past wrongs to be avenged or conformities to be observed) that trigger the chain of oppressions.’
  • 19) ‘He then offered his sword to the leader of the youths, saying that if he felt that a wrong should be avenged, he should do so now.’
  • 20) ‘Her brothers sought an opportunity to avenge the wrong that causes men like Ulick to laugh and jest, and women to hide their faces and die.’
  • 21) ‘He promised to avenge the terrible wrongs done to them, and they responded enthusiastically.’
  • 22) ‘Having loaned three players to Morley and despite making a very bright start, Otley failed to avenge an early season defeat.’
  • 23) ‘If incest, the ultimate taboo, has indeed been broken, then the stakes for avenging the wrong, cleansing the community, and restoring order and stability, cannot be stronger.’
  • 24) ‘The biblical hero who avenged himself in a suicide mission is the wrong role model for the oppressed.’
  • 25) ‘He resigned his Treasury post in 1919 to protest the looming catastrophe of the Versailles treaty in which the victors avenged themselves against the defeated Germany with crippling war reparations.’
  • 26) ‘Samson avenged himself by taking a full house of enemies with him.’
  • 27) ‘He avenged himself as usual by writing a song about the incident, Day of the Locusts.’
  • 28) ‘Still, God granted victory to him that he alone avenged himself with sword when he needed help.’
  • 29) ‘Byron avenged himself in 1809 with his satire English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.’
  • 30) ‘And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies.’
  • 31) ‘He also expresses hope that Odysseus will return home and avenge himself.’
  • 32) ‘In acting out his anger against society, a terrorist is avenging himself for the raw deal he believes he has received at its hands.’
  • 33) ‘It is therefore natural for them to avenge themselves on city dwellers.’
  • 34) ‘He loved action movies - particularly ones in which nature avenged itself on humanity - and would recount the death of a dinosaur hunter as if it were a sidesplitting joke.’
  • 35) ‘Americans are more interested in avenging their dead, and rightly so.’
  • 36) ‘At least it looks like they have ‘done something’ to avenge the dead in New York.’
  • 37) ‘In the night Theo is visited by her ghost, who says she was murdered, and he must avenge her and then join her.’
  • 38) ‘Dezra had avenged dead friends and crewmates by seeking and carrying out fitting and just punishment.’
  • 39) ‘Anyway, her death will be avenged by a son of Clytaemnestra, who shall one day avenge his dead father.’
  • 40) ‘They dove in, eager to avenge their fallen comrades, fellow subjects, and most of all, brothers.’
  • 41) ‘Orestes had murdered his mother to avenge his father.’
  • 42) ‘An angry and vengeful young teenager wanted the power to avenge a father murdered by Orcs.’
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