Definition of avenge
1 : to take vengeance for or on behalf of vowed to avenge their murdered father
2 : to exact satisfaction for (a wrong) by punishing the wrongdoer was determined to avenge the assault
Examples of avenge in a Sentence
The brothers vowed to avenge the death of their father.
They vowed to avenge their father by capturing and punishing his killer.
Recent Examples of avenge from the Web
Also on the bill are Avenged Sevenfold and Danish band Volbeat. 7 p.m., Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward, Detroit.
Ritter lost last year’s season opener 18-17 to Monrovia but avenged the loss in the Class 2A semistate with a 14-13 win.
The Tigers (51-18) avenged a 13-1 loss to the Beavers (56-5) on Monday and became the first team to knock them off since Southern California on April 29.
A season filled with highlights included wins over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference foes Archbishop Spalding and Severn — avenging both of last season's losses — and the thrilling victory over Churchill.
The Browns were avenging a raid on the town of Lawrence, in which pro-slavery forces wrecked two abolitionist newspaper presses and a hotel that housed anti-slavery settlers for the divided territory.
After dropping district final to Benjamin, avenged defeat with 12-0 victory in regional final.
The win allowed the Lions (25-15) to avenge a pair of regular-season losses to Marian Catholic (24-16).
The win avenged a title game loss to the Ramblers last spring.
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AVENGE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of avenge for Students
: to take revenge for avenge a wrong
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