Definitions for avengeəˈvɛndʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•vengeəˈvɛndʒ(v.t.)a•venged, a•veng•ing.

  1. to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for:

    to avenge a murder.

  2. to take vengeance on behalf of.

Origin of avenge:

1325–75; ME < OF avengier=a-a -5+vengier < L vindicāre; see vindicate

a•veng′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revenge, avenge, retaliate(verb)

    take revenge for a perceived wrong

    "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

Wiktionary

  1. avenge(Noun)

    A vengeance; a revenge.

  2. avenge(Verb)

    To take vengeance (for); to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.

  3. avenge(Verb)

    To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.

  4. Origin: From avengier, from a- + vengier, from vindicare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avenge(verb)

    to take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer

  2. Avenge(verb)

    to treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on

  3. Avenge(verb)

    to take vengeance

  4. Avenge(noun)

    vengeance; revenge


Translations for avenge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

avenge(verb)

to take revenge for a wrong on behalf of someone else

He avenged his brother / his brother's death.

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