Avenge meaning

ə-vĕnj
To get revenge for (an injury, wrong, etc.)
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To take vengeance on behalf of.

Avenged their wronged parents.

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To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge.

Avenge a murder.

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To take vengeance on behalf of, as for a wrong.
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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.

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To take vengeance (f); to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.

To avenge the murder of his brother.

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(archaic) To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.
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Origin of avenge

  • Middle English avengen from Old French avengier a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) vengier to vindicate (from Latin vindicāre to claim vindicate)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French avenger, from a- (“upon”) + vengier, from Latin vindicō.

    From Wiktionary