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.
To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
To take vengeance; -- with
The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.
The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury
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