verb (used with object), re·venged, re·veng·ing.
verb (used without object), re·venged, re·veng·ing.
Origin of revenge
Synonyms for revenge
Related Words for revengedretribution, attack, vengeance, reprisal, vindicate, avenge, counterblow, return, malevolence, sortie, vengefulness, fight, satisfaction, spitefulness, requital, repayment, vindictiveness, rancor, animus, counterinsurgency
Examples from the Web for revenged
Historical Examples of revenged
"I wanted to be revenged on the boy, and now I know how," he said.Brave and Bold
It rankles in my heart, and unless I can be revenged I shall sink under it.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
I will live to be revenged upon Iris Vincent if it costs me my life!Pretty Madcap Dorothy
Laura Jean Libbey
My pact with myself was to be revenged on him, come what might afterwards.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
He said to himself that he would make his fortune, and be revenged on Nettie.The Doctor's Family
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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.)).