from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The return on an investment.
  • noun Retribution or revenge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun informal same as retribution.
  • noun informal same as requital.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable An act of revenge.
  • noun countable A form of recompense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb take vengeance on or get even
  • verb act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
  • noun financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
  • noun the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life


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