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avenge

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verb \ə-ˈvenj\

Simple Definition of avenge

  • : to harm or punish someone who has harmed you or someone or something that you care about

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of avenge

avenged

avenging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take vengeance for or on behalf of

  3. 2 :  to exact satisfaction for (a wrong) by punishing the wrongdoer

avenger

noun

Examples of avenge in a sentence

  1. The brothers vowed to avenge the death of their father.

  2. They vowed to avenge their father by capturing and punishing his killer.



Origin and Etymology of avenge

Middle English, from Anglo-French avenger, from a- (from Latin ad-) + venger to avenge — more at vengeance


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with avenge



AVENGE Defined for Kids

avenge

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verb \ə-ˈvenj\

Definition of avenge for Students

avenged

avenging

  1. :  to take revenge for <avenge a wrong>

avenger

noun




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