Definition of revanche in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈväNSH/

Entry from US English dictionary


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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Syllabification: re·vanche

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