avenge oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of avenge oneself

: to get revenge
  • She vowed to avenge herself, saying she would make him pay for what he had done to her.

Word by Word Definitions

avenge play
  1. : to take vengeance for or on behalf of

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

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up avenge oneself? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!