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Synonyms for avenge
əˈvɛndʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revenge, avenge, retaliate(verb)

    take revenge for a perceived wrong

    "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

    Synonyms:
    strike back, revenge, retaliate

Wiktionary

  1. avenge(verb)

    To take vengeance (for); to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.

    Synonyms:
    spite, take revenge, get back at, retaliate

  2. avenge(verb)

    To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.

    Synonyms:
    take revenge, retaliate, spite, get back at

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avenge

    Avenge and revenge, once close synonyms, are now far apart in meaning. To avenge is to visit some offense with punishment, in order to vindicate the righteous, or to uphold and illustrate the right by the suffering or destruction of the wicked. "And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian," Acts vii, 24. To revenge is to inflict harm or suffering upon another through personal anger and resentment at something done to ourselves. Avenge is unselfish; revenge is selfish. Revenge, according to present usage, could not be said of God. To retaliate may be necessary for self-defense, without the idea of revenge. Compare REVENGE.

    Synonyms:
    punish, retaliate, revenge, vindicate, visit

    Preposition:
    Avenge on or upon (rarely, avenge oneself of) a wrong-doer.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avenge

    Synonyms:
    vindicate, right, visit, retaliate

    Antonyms:
    waive, don, forego, condone, remit, forgive, overlook

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. avenge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    take satisfaction for, award just punishment for

  2. avenge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    revenge, vindicate (by punishment of an offender), inflict punishment in behalf of

  3. avenge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [So used by the translators of the Bible.] take revenge upon, treat revengefully

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "avenge":

    revenge

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How to use avenge in a sentence?

  1. Meedya Raqqa:

    I lost a lot of friends in this war and I resist to avenge their death, no matter the destruction in Kobani, it can be built again -- the important thing is to destroy this strange enemy that entered our land.

  2. Bruce Harrington:

    What's driving me is a sense of wanting to avenge the death of my brother and his wife.

  3. Lucan:

    A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.

  4. Marie Antoinette:

    Let my son never forget the last words of his father, which I repeat emphatically; let him never seek to avenge our deaths.

  5. Sean Mayers:

    ShipYourEnemiesGlitter is all about one-time revenge, bad Neighbour Notes is all about the ability to avenge yourself over and over again for all of the annoying things your neighbour does to you.


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