1
[ noun ] action taken in return for an injury or offense

Synonyms

retaliation

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

This would make anyone crafty and cruel , capable of fiendish revenge .

Related terms

return vengeance reprisal

2
[ verb ] take revenge for a perceived wrong

Synonyms

retaliate avenge

Examples

"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

Related terms

punish get_even retaliation

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