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Revenge Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • action taken in return for an injury or offense
  • take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • action taken in return for an injury or offense

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Revenge Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Revenge is doing something to hurt another person because they believe that person hurt them. It is also called vengeance, payback, retribution or retaliation. It can also be doing something to get even for an insult, real or perceived. Vengeance is as old as people are.

In a 2004 issue of Science, Swiss researchers scanned the brains of several subjects who had been intentionally "wronged" in an experiment.

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* There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. - Josh Billings

* No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken. - Danish proverb

* Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives. - Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

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