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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·venge /rɪˈvɛnʤ/
 報仇,復仇,報復(vt.)報仇,報復

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·venge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revenged p. pr. & vb. n. Revenging ]
 1. 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 revenge the death of our fathers.   --Ld. Berners.
    The gods are just, and will revenge our cause.   --Dryden.
 Come, Antony, and young Octavius, come,
 Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius.   --Shak.
 2. To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
 Syn: -- To avenge; vindicate. See Avenge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·venge, v. i. To take vengeance; -- with upon. [Obs.] “A bird that will revenge upon you all.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·venge, n.
 1. The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.
    Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior.   --Bacon.
 2. The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.
 Revenge now goes
 To lay a complot to betray thy foes.   --Shak.
    The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.   --Kames.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 revenge
      n : action taken in return for an injury or offense [syn: retaliation]
      v : take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the
          murder of his brother" [syn: avenge, retaliate]