What does avenge mean?

Definitions for avenge
əˈvɛndʒavenge

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word avenge.

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.

    Etymology: From avengier, from a- + vengier, from vindicare.

  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.

    Etymology: From avengier, from a- + vengier, from vindicare.

  3. avenge(Verb)

    To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avenge

    a-venj′, v.t. to vindicate: take vengeance on some one on account of some injury or wrong (with on, upon; of obsolete).—adj. Avenge′ful.—ns. Avenge′ment; Aveng′er, one who avenges:—fem. Aveng′eress. [O. Fr. avengier—L. vindicāre. See Vengeance.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avenge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avenge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of avenge in a Sentence

  1. Karl Kraus:

    Progress celebrates victories over nature. Progress makes purses out of human skin. When people were traveling in mail coaches, the world got ahead better than it does now that salesmen fly through the air. What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? How will the heirs of this age be taught the most basic motions that are necessary to activate the most complicated machines? Nature can rely on progress; it will avenge it for the outrage it has perpetrated on it.

  2. Meedya Raqqa:

    I lost a lot of friends in this war and I resist to avenge their death, no matter the destruction in Kobani, it can be built again -- the important thing is to destroy this strange enemy that entered our land.

  3. Lucan:

    A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.

  4. Edmund Burke:

    I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone.

  5. Sean Mayers:

    ShipYourEnemiesGlitter is all about one-time revenge, bad Neighbour Notes is all about the ability to avenge yourself over and over again for all of the annoying things your neighbour does to you.

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