Throwing eggs at someone's car after they threw eggs at your house is an example of to avenge.
- to get revenge for (an injury, wrong, etc.)
- to take vengeance on behalf of, as for a wrong
Origin of avengeMiddle English avengen ; from Old French avengier ; from a- (L ad), to + vengier, venger ; from Classical Latin vindicare, to claim: see vindicate
transitive verba·venged, a·veng·ing, a·veng·es
- To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge: avenge a murder.
- To take vengeance on behalf of: avenged their wronged parents.
Origin of avengeMiddle English avengen, from Old French avengier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + vengier, to vindicate (from Latin vindicare, to claim; see vindicate).
(third-person singular simple present avenges, present participle avenging, simple past and past participle avenged)