seek revenge

seek revenge (against/on someone or something)

To attempt or intend to retaliate (against someone else) for a wrong done to oneself. Tiffany is always gossiping about me, so I sought revenge on her by starting a nasty rumor about her relationship with one of our teachers. I see the growth of this extremist movement as largely being citizens seeking revenge against the established government, which they feel has betrayed or abandoned them. Seeking revenge will never give you a sense of peace or closure—you'll remain just as angry as before, and it will bring suffering to someone else along with you.
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seek revenge

(against someone) Go to take revenge (against someone).
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At first, indeed, she had seemed to take a pleasure in mortifying my vanity and crushing my presumption - relentlessly nipping off bud by bud as they ventured to appear; and then, I confess, I was deeply wounded, though, at the same time, stimulated to seek revenge; - but latterly finding, beyond a doubt, that I was not that empty-headed coxcomb she had first supposed me, she had repulsed my modest advances in quite a different spirit.
Beaten on their chosen field, they were ripe to seek revenge by means of political action.
Rabbani asserted that the federal cabinet's decision to re-examine the rules is to seek revenge from political figures.
As a result, he will likely seek revenge in the best way he can-by reporting Cane's actions to Lily, even if it wounds her deeply since there is nothing she can do about it.
Paolo Duterte: I don't seek revenge on Trillanes, I want justice !-- -- (philstar.com) - November 17, 2018 - 2:57pm MANILA, Philippines Presidential son Paolo "Pulong" Duterte on Saturday said he's not gunning for a seat in Congress to seek revenge on opposition Sen.
We will not seek revenge because then we would then be the same as the criminals that committed this heinous war crime, but we will seek justice, especially justice for all the victims of Stupni Dol and VareA!,' said Prime Minister of the Zenica-Doboj Canton Miralem GalijaA!evic.
The perception is it takes courage to take action and seek revenge. But it takes more courage not to seek retribution.
The desire to repair that pain and improve our mood may be one of the things that motivates us to seek revenge, according to six studies published this year in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
The new season of ROGUE moves back to San Francisco as characters seek revenge and redemption.
IRON MAN 2 Channel 4, 9pm Tycoon-turned-superhero Tony Stark confronts a fearsome new foe in a Russian scientist using his own deadly hi-tech weapons to seek revenge. He also faces a struggle to keep his secrets out of the hands of both the government and an amoral rival, and discovers the armour he developed to fight evil is slowly killing him.
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His friends want him to seek revenge while searching for the Fist of Ka, a legendary treasure of the natives.
Bijnore, Apr.6 ( ANI ): An FIR has been registered against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah who is in-charge of Uttar Pradesh over his controversial speech where he had reportedly made a remark stating that elections provide a chance to seek revenge.
However, when she finds out she has been doublecrossed, she sets out to identify and seek revenge on those who are to blame.
But the Camelot camp seek revenge and expect last year's triple Classic winner to be in better shape.