to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for:
to avenge a grave insult.
to take vengeance on behalf of:
He avenged his brother.
At some point during the evening, she started acting strangely, claiming she was there to avenge the death of Michael Jackson.
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Protestors chanted “with our blood and our souls, we will avenge you, oh martyr.”
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Within days of 9/11 he was talking about a “crusade” to avenge the blow, without realizing how freighted that word was.
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In 1973, he led the deadly raid on PLO guerillas in Beirut to avenge the Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes a year earlier.
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Marius is a Roman soldier whose father is killed and he goes to avenge the death.
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He saw a savage grin on the man’s face as he raised his rifle again to finish the job and avenge his comrade.
On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles Thomas Charles Bridges
If his passion had lost victory he could do nothing less than avenge defeat.
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
If I cannot save her, I will avenge her in an exemplary manner.
The Smuggler Chief Gustave Aimard
Well, if none of you will help me and if none of you will avenge me, I’ll find those who will.
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Not long after this, disregarding the oath he had sworn, he was eager to avenge himself upon the Huns for the insult done him.
History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8) Procopius
(usually transitive) to inflict a punishment in retaliation for (harm, injury, etc) done to (a person or persons); take revenge for or on behalf of: to avenge a crime, to avenge a murdered friend
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.
of or like oats.
to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for: to avenge a grave insult. to take vengeance on behalf of: He avenged his brother. verb (usually transitive) to inflict a punishment in retaliation for (harm, injury, etc) done to (a person or persons); take revenge for or on behalf of: to avenge a crime, to avenge a […]
to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for: to avenge a grave insult. to take vengeance on behalf of: He avenged his brother. Contemporary Examples Then Reagan hit the scene and became their avenger against affirmative action and so on, and the rest you know. Class Consciousness Still Makes a Difference Michael Tomasky June 5, 2012 […]
- Avenger of blood
avenger of blood (Heb. goel, from verb gaal, “to be near of kin,” “to redeem”), the nearest relative of a murdered person. It was his right and duty to slay the murderer (2 Sam. 14:7, 11) if he found him outside of a city of refuge. In order that this law might be guarded against […]