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revanche Syllabification: re·vanche
Pronunciation: /rəˈväNSH/

Definition of revanche in English:


The policy of a nation to seek the return of lost territory.
Example sentences
  • France was hungry for revanche, and Britain cynically played its neighbours off against one another to achieve a ‘balance of power’.
  • Would there be cells of unrepentant quislings seeking a Japanese revanche?
  • Moreover, the keenest supporters of revanche were mostly the republic's nationalist enemies.


French, literally 'revenge'.

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