- n. 报复；复仇
- vt. 报复；替…报仇；洗雪
- vi. 报仇；雪耻
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- revenge: see vindicate
- revenge (v.)
- 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]
- revenge (n.)
- 1540s, from Middle French revenge, back-formation from revengier (see revenge (v.)).
- 1. There are few things quite as sweet as revenge.
- 2. She took revenge on her ex-boyfriend by smashing up his home.
- 3. She uses the media to help her exact a terrible revenge.
- 4. People should understand how thirsty for revenge they are.
- 5. They were meditating revenge.
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