extract revenge vs exact revenge : Common Errors in English

About extract revenge vs exact revenge

The use of a rare sense of “exact” confuses people, but the traditional phrase is “exact revenge”, not the seemingly more logical “extract revenge” or “enact revenge.”

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  1. Hamilton softball falls in state semifinals

    QUEENSBURY >> The last time Hamilton and Afton met on the softball field coach Bill Dowsland’s Emerald Knights posted a 1-0 upset win in a state regional game. Saturday afternoon, nine long years later, Afton was able to exact revenge with a 1-0 victory in the Class D state semifinals.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

  2. 'Walking Dead' actress arrested: How ricin letters became tool of revenge

    Several poisonous letters sent to officials appear to have been tied to settling private feuds. On Friday, the FBI arrested a woman for sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, apparently to exact revenge upon her estranged husband.
    on June 8, 2013 Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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