avenge avenge  /ə ˈvɛndʒ/

Definition(s):

  • (v) take revenge for a perceived wrong

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But I will not try to avenge my father's death.
  2. Son avenged the humiliations by choosing targets who resembled his dark-haired mother, sometimes jamming a gloved hand far down their throats.
  3. They turned to militias such as the Mahdi Army to avenge the desecration of the site, and those militias ran amuck, slaughtering Sunnis and attacking many of their mosques.

News

  1. Twins hoping Diamond is sharp against Tigers

    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 14, 2013     Source: Minnesota Twins

  2. Fruita exacts revenge on Rifle at Central tourney

    Fruita didn’t have to wait long to avenge Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Rifle in the championship game of the Rifle Austin Booth Memorial Wood Bat Tournament.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. 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

Quotes

  1. "We did concede a lot of goals (against Portugal), but nevertheless we are going to fight hard in our next game, and it's a way to avenge ourselves," Kim said. "We will try to restore our honor and do our best in the game."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Kim Jong Il Source: The Associated Press

  2. "We will avenge this but will continue talks with the government," Umar said.
    on May 14, 2008 By: caliph Omar Source: USA Today

  3. "You, Bush, we will not rest until we avenge our dignity," al-Zarqawi said in the audiotape that was posted on the Internet. "We will not rest while your army is here as long as there is a pulse in our veins."
    on Apr 29, 2005 By: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Source: FOXNews

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