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.
Re·ven·ging a. Executing revenge; revengeful. -- Re*ven*ging*ly, adv.