Revenge Re*venge", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revenged}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Revenging}.] [OF. revengier, F. revancher; pref. re- re- + OF. vengier to avenge, revenge, F. venger, L. vindicare. See {Vindicate}, {Vengerance}, and cf. {Revindicate}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

To revenge the death of our fathers. --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster]

The gods are just, and will revenge our cause. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Come, Antony, and young Octavius, come, Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To avenge; vindicate. See {Avenge}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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