revenge noun

ADJ. sweet

VERB + REVENGE seek, want | exact, get, have, take, wreak He vowed to take his revenge on the man who had killed his brother.

REVENGE + NOUN attack, killing

PREP. in ~ The attack was in revenge for the deaths of two loyalist prisoners. | ~ for revenge for the insult | ~ on taking revenge on her attacker

PHRASES an act of revenge The bombing was an act of revenge for the shooting of two young boys. | a desire for revenge The accusations were driven by a desire for revenge.