avenge

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verb \ə-ˈvenj\

Definition of avenge

avenged

;

avenging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take vengeance for or on behalf of vowed to avenge their murdered father

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

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



AVENGE Defined for English Language Learners

avenge

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verb \ə-ˈvenj\

Definition of avenge for English Language Learners

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


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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