avenge - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/əˈvendʒ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyavenge
he/she/itavenges
present participleavenging
past tenseavenged
past participleavenged
  1. 1
    formal to react to something wrong that has been done to you, your family, or your friends by punishing the person who did it

    He swore to avenge his father’s death.

    avenge yourself on someone:

    They began to avenge themselves on their neighbours for the years of suppression.

derived word

avenger

noun [countable]
singularavenger
pluralavengers
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