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avenge

verb

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to punish in kind the wrongdoer responsible for
  • a play about a prince who struggles to avenge his father's death

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The first known use of avenge was in the 14th century

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“Avenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/avenge. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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