verb (used with object), re·venged, re·veng·ing.
verb (used without object), re·venged, re·veng·ing.
- revenge porn,
- revenue agent,
- revenue bond
Origin of revenge
Examples from the Web for revenge
In their past calls for attacks on Western targets, AQAP has focused on putting bombs on planes, not revenge attacks.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Only one other Star Wars film has earned a PG-13 rating, the 2005 prequel Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If they really wanted to get revenge they should have gone to Staten Island and found the cops that killed Eric Garner.
Bloodthirsty calls for revenge have filled Facebook and Twitter.Two Days After School Attack, Pakistan Court Lets Terrorists Walk Free|Chris Allbritton|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So it is possible that those regime elements—and not Kim Jong Un—did in Jang in an act of revenge at the end of last year.
On him who scorned the world as he said, the scorned world wreaks its revenge.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is when our forgiveness is tainted that we anticipate the “sweetness” of revenge.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
Stirred at length by the instinct of revenge, they were about to pull on.Afloat in the Forest|Mayne Reid
He had been wrong in thinking men would not risk much for the sake of revenge.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
Nor was revenge the only motive which led France to cast her lot with the revolted colonies.The Land We Live In|Henry Mann
Word Origin for revenge
late 14c., from Old French revengier, variant of revenchier "take revenge, avenge" (13c., Modern French revancher), from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + vengier "take revenge," from Latin vindicare "to lay claim to, avenge, punish" (see vindicate).
To avenge is "to get revenge" or "to take vengeance"; it suggests the administration of just punishment for a criminal or immoral act. Revenge seems to stress the idea of retaliation a bit more strongly and implies real hatred as its motivation. ["The Columbia Guide to Standard American English," 1993]
1540s, from Middle French revenge, back-formation from revengier (see revenge (v.)).