to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for:
to avenge a grave insult.
to take vengeance on behalf of:
He avenged his brother.
(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.
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 […]
to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for: to avenge a grave insult. to take vengeance on behalf of: He avenged his brother. Contemporary Examples Like The avengers, the Man of Steel sequel has a lot going on. The Super-Stuffed Superhero Movie Chancellor Agard December 10, 2013 I spent a year with Branagh on Ivanov and […]
any of various plants of the genus Geum, of the rose family, having yellow, white, or red flowers. Historical Examples There were buttercups, avens, and white nettles in flower on December 31st. Nature Near London Richard Jefferies Commend me to the prayers of the nuns of the avens Sainte Vierge. Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas […]