verb (used with object), a·venged, a·veng·ing.
- avedon, richard,
Origin of avenge
Examples from the Web for avenger
But the avenger is held to a standard of precision in the retaliation he seeks.
Then Reagan hit the scene and became their avenger against affirmative action and so on, and the rest you know.
Chris Evans endured months of nausea-inducing workouts to bulk up for Captain America: The First Avenger.
And above the condemned sinner towered the form of the avenger of sin—the headsman.The Day of Wrath|Maurus Jkai
He paints the scene as an artist, not as the passionate fellow-sufferer and avenger that he is.Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine|Heinrich Heine
He was, evidently, his own judge and his own avenger in every question.
There was room in his soul for no emotion but the rage of the avenger.Hoof and Claw|Charles G. D. Roberts
Knowing full well that the Avenger is in close pursuit, he hurries on with unabated ardor.The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus|John Ross Macduff
Word Origin for avenge
1530s, agent noun from avenge (v.). Spenser (1596) has avengeress but no mention of Mrs. Peel.
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.