What does avenge mean?

avenge meaning in General Dictionary

Vengeance revenge

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  • To simply take vengeance
  • To just take vengeance for to specific satisfaction for by punishing the hurting party to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer
  • take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • To just take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the hurting celebration; to vindicate by inflicting discomfort or evil on a wrongdoer.
  • to take care of revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.
  • To just take vengeance.
  • Vengeance; payback.

avenge meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Anglo-French avenger, Old French avengier, from a- "to" (see ad-) + vengier "take payback" (contemporary French venger), from Latin vindicare "to claim, avenge, punish" (see vindicate). Relevant: Avenged; avenging.


avenge meaning in General Dictionary

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

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  • (v. t.) To take care of revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.
  • (v. i.) To take vengeance.
  • (letter.) Vengeance; revenge.

Sentence Examples with the word avenge

Andrew's brother Louis, king of Hungary, now came to Italy to make good his claims on Naples and avenge the murder of Andrew.

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