verb (used with object), a·venged, a·veng·ing.
- avedon, richard,
Origin of avenge
Examples from the Web for avenge
Protestors chanted “with our blood and our souls, we will avenge you, oh martyr.”A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads|Creede Newton|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within days of 9/11 he was talking about a “crusade” to avenge the blow, without realizing how freighted that word was.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So I think that was personally felt too, my personal desire to avenge my own laziness and mistakes in life.The Book of B.J. Novak: An Absurdist, Scathingly Funny Literary Debut|Caryn James|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marius is a Roman soldier whose father is killed and he goes to avenge the death.A Study in Xbox One Violence: Dead Rising 3 Vs. Ryse: Son of Rome|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now, 13 years later, Stan's little brother Matthew is back to avenge his death.‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ Review: Eminem’s a Great Rapper With Nothing to Say|Rawiya Kameir|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Brutus, however, only waited this opportunity to avenge the cause of his family.Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome|Oliver Goldsmith
The spoilt child was making new arms, like the schoolboy who exercises his muscle to avenge himself after a beating.The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
His tongue might avenge him; scurrility is his strong point.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4|Lucian of Samosata
Stine, I knew thy little head was wondrous wise, but I little thought thou wouldst breed him up to avenge us on old Wolfgang!The Dove in the Eagle's Nest|Charlotte M. Yonge
The Nihilists are not the only people in the world who have the courage and the wit to avenge themselves.Mysterious Mr. Sabin|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Word Origin for avenge
late 14c., from Anglo-French avenger, Old French avengier, from a- "to" (see ad-) + vengier "take revenge" (Modern French venger), from Latin vindicare "to claim, avenge, punish" (see vindicate). Related: Avenged; avenging.