avenge vs revenge : Common Errors in English

About avenge vs revenge

When you try to get vengeance for people who’ve been wronged, you want to avenge them. You can also avenge a wrong itself: “He avenged the murder by taking vengeance on the killer.” Substituting “revenge” for “avenge” in such contexts is very common, but frowned on by some people. They feel that if you seek revenge in the pursuit of justice you want to avenge wrongs: not revenge them.

avenge Meaning(s)

  • (v) take revenge for a perceived wrong

revenge Meaning(s)

  • (n) action taken in return for an injury or offense
  • (v) take revenge for a perceived wrong

avenge in News

  1. Teutopolis responds in game 2 vs. Effingham

    Teutopolis Post 924 looked to avenge a Game 1 loss in Monday's doubleheader against Effingham Post 120, and called on Darren Probst (Teutopolis) to get it done. Probst, who missed the first game of the twinbill, pitched 3.2 innings with five strikeou
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Effingham Daily News

  2. Porcello eyes redemption in opener with Twins

    Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello will have the opportunity to avenge a previous poor outing against the Twins when he opposes Scott Diamond on Friday night in the series opener at Target Field.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Detroit Tigers

  3. Madison girls cruise to state lacrosse title

    Several questions surrounded the Madison girls lacrosse team heading into its Virginia AAA state championship appearance last Saturday. Could it earn its fourth win of the season over Langley, a squad hungry to avenge its loss in last year’s state final?
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Fairfax County Times

revenge in News

  1. ‘Goodfellas’ Unite! Ray Liotta Joins Exec Producer Martin Scorsese In ‘Revenge Of The Green Dragons’

    Ray Liotta has joined Revenge Of The Green Dragons , the thriller helmed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, with production beginning in New York. The triad thriller is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and is fully financed by IM Global ’s prolific genre label Octane. Scorsese’s Best Picture Oscar-winning The Departed was a remake of Lau’s Hong Kong gangster film Infernal Affairs . Liotta will ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Deadline Hollywood

  2. Police: Revenge motive in plot to frame officer

    Investigators believe a man sought revenge by falsely accusing a North Webster police officer of abducting and killing Holly Bobo, a Tennessee woman who has been missing for two years, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  3. Video: 2013 revenge games

    Matt Millen discusses how Alabama can get revenge against Texas A&M, and Mark May talks about how Michigan can get back at Ohio State.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

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