- 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.
- avenger noun
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transitive verb a·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: Middle English avengen, from Old French avengier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + vengier, to vindicate (from Latin vindicāre, to claim; see vindicate).
- a·vengˈer noun
- a·vengˈing·ly adverb