Definition of avenge
- vowed to avenge their murdered father
- was determined to avenge the assault
The brothers vowed to avenge the death of their father.
They vowed to avenge their father by capturing and punishing his killer.
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: to harm or punish someone who has harmed you or someone or something that you care about
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of the same or a similar kind or nature
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