take (one's) revenge


: to hurt someone in return for being hurt by that person
He swore to take (his) revenge on his enemies.

Examples of take (one's) revenge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That a slave could take revenge against an emperor. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2024 The Crow, based on a graphic novel series by author James O'Barr first published in 1989, follows a man named Eric (Skarsgård) who is resurrected after his murder in order to take revenge on those who killed him and his fiancée. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024 Blood is a sellsword and Cheese is a ratcatcher, both hired by an agent of Daemon to take revenge against House Hightower for the death of his son Lucerys. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 2 Dec. 2023 Iran vowed to take revenge for the killing of a senior Revolutionary Guard officer in Syria last month. Niha Masih, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 Occasionally, the opponent stole money from the participants, who could then either choose to take revenge, with no monetary gain for themselves, or let their opponent get away with it but continue collecting more money for themselves. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 21 Dec. 2023 The sequel to the 2018 original follows Aquaman as Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) returns to once again try to take revenge on Atlantis. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 17 Dec. 2023 Portrayed as a repentant man who has turned over a new leaf after being inspired by his favorite Bible passage 1 Corinthians 5:17, Edima feels compelled to take revenge for his son’s death after failing to convince authorities his son is innocent. Chinedu Asadu, Fortune, 22 Oct. 2023 Everyone who lost a family member wants to take revenge. Adam Rasgon, The New Yorker, 20 Oct. 2023

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“Take (one's) revenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20%28one%27s%29%20revenge. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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