AskDefine | Define avenge

Dictionary Definition

avenge v : take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother" [syn: revenge, retaliate]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A vengeance; a revenge.


  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.


to take vengeance for
  • Portuguese: vingar
to treat revengefully
  • Portuguese: vingar

Extensive Definition

seealso The Avengers
Avenger may refer to one who seeks revenge. Other uses include:
In the military
In music
In fiction
Other uses
avenge in Czech: Avenger
avenge in German: Avenger
avenge in Dutch: Avenger
avenge in Japanese: アヴェンジャー
avenge in Polish: Avenger
avenge in Russian: Avenger
avenge in Slovenian: Avenger

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

avengement, avenging, chasten, chastise, compensate, correct, counterblow, even the score, get even with, launch a vendetta, pay back, pay out, punish, recompense, redress, repay, reprisal, requital, requite, retaliate, retribution, revanche, revenge, right, take revenge, vengeance, vindicate, wreckage
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