Definition of Avenge

1. Verb. Take revenge for a perceived wrong. "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

Exact synonyms: Retaliate, Revenge
Specialized synonyms: Get Back, Get Even
Generic synonyms: Penalise, Penalize, Punish
Derivative terms: Avenger, Retaliation, Retaliator, Retaliatory, Revenge



Definition of Avenge

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

2. v. i. To take vengeance.

3. n. Vengeance; revenge.

Definition of Avenge

1. Noun. A vengeance; a revenge. ¹

2. Verb. To take vengeance (for); to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer. ¹

3. Verb. (nonstandard) To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Avenge

1. to exact retribution for [v AVENGED, AVENGING, AVENGES]

Medical Definition of Avenge

1. 1. To take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer. 2. To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on. "Thy judgment in avenging thine enemies." (Bp. Hall) To avenge is to inflict punishment upon evil doers in behalf of ourselves, or others for whom we act; as, to avenge one's wrongs; to avenge the injuries of the suffering and innocent. It is to inflict pain for the sake of vindication, or retributive justice. To revenge is to inflict pain or injury for the indulgence of resentful and malicious feelings. The former may at times be a duty; the latter is one of the worst exhibitions of human character. Origin: OF. Avengier; L. Ad + vindicare to lay claim to, to avenge, revenge. See Vengeance. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Avenge

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1. An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colonies: Being by George Chalmers (1845)
"Troops and Zeal to avenge Spanish Depredations.— Commendable Acts of the House of Burgesses. —They borrow Money instead of issuing Paper. ..."

2. Publications (1853)
"I. will, in his own time, avenge the deed, and give these, his worthy children, everlasting rest and peace with Him. This murder, committed in darkness, ..."

3. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke (1821)
"... from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of-chivalry is gone : that of ..."

4. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... his garrison—Capture of Roes and Emmerich—Outrages of the Spanish soldiers in the peaceful provinces—Inglorious attempt to avenge the hostilities—State ..."

5. Catalogueby Manton Free Library, Exeter, R.I. Manton Free Library, Washburn Observatory, Colorado State Library, Exeter (R.I.), Woodman Astronomical Library, Liverpool (England) by Manton Free Library, Exeter, R.I. Manton Free Library, Washburn Observatory, Colorado State Library, Exeter (R.I.), Woodman Astronomical Library, Liverpool (England) (1884)
"History of the Delhi Massacre, its Supposed Origin, and the Means being adopted to avenge the Murder of the British Subjects, pp. 96, port L'pool, ..."

6. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale (1849)
"... against the barbarian, and which of them ships : for their pretext was to avenge themselves for what they had suffered, by ravaging the king's country. ..."

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