seek revenge (against/on someone or something)

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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.
See also: on, revenge, seek, someone

seek revenge

(against someone) Go to take revenge (against someone).
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Agent A seeks revenge on recipient B because of harm [H.sub.A] by intending to cause harm [H.sub.B].
Agent A seeks revenge on recipient B for harm [H.sub.A] by intending to cause harm [H.sub.B].
This should be obvious: if Twain seeks revenge on B, and Twain is Clemens, then Clemens seeks revenge on B.
More than that, if A seeks revenge on B because he thinks B harmed him in some manner m, it isn't enough for B to have harmed A somehow of other.