- The definition of avenge is to get revenge for or punish someone for a wrongdoing.
Throwing eggs at someone's car after they threw eggs at your house is an example of to avenge.
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 vindicāre, to claim; see vindicate).
(third-person singular simple present avenges, present participle avenging, simple past and past participle avenged)