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revenge

noun [U]  /rɪˈvendʒ/ us  
harm that you do to someone as a punishment for harm that the person has done to you: He had been seeking a chance for revenge against those who had helped oust him from his leadership position in Congress.
Translations of “revenge”
in Korean 복수…
in Arabic اِنْتِقام…
in French vengeance, pour se venger de…
in Turkish öç, intikam, kan davası…
in Italian vendetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 報復, 報仇…
in Russian месть…
in Polish zemsta…
in Spanish venganza…
in Portuguese vingança, desforra…
in German die Rache, die Rachsucht…
in Catalan venjança…
in Japanese 復讐, 仕返し, 報復…
in Chinese (Simplified) 报复, 报仇…
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