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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avenge  \A*venge"\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  vengeance.  --Levit.  xix. 
  18. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avenge  \A*venge"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Avenged}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Avenging}  (?).]  [OF.  avengier  L.  ad  +  vindicare  to 
  lay  claim  to  to  avenge,  revenge.  See  {Vengeance}.] 
  1.  To  take  vengeance  for  to  exact  satisfaction  for  by 
  punishing  the  injuring  party;  to  vindicate  by  inflicting 
  pain  or  evil  on  a  wrongdoer. 
 
  He  will  avenge  the  blood  of  his  servants.  --Deut. 
  xxxii  43. 
 
  Avenge,  O  Lord,  thy  slaughtered  saints,  whose  bones 
  Lie  scattered  on  the  Alpine  mountains  cold. 
  --Milton. 
 
  He  had  avenged  himself  on  them  by  havoc  such  as 
  England  had  never  before  seen.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  treat  revengefully;  to  wreak  vengeance  on  [Obs.] 
 
  Thy  judgment  in  avenging  thine  enemies.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Avenge},  {Revenge}. 
 
  Usage:  To  avenge  is  to  inflict  punishment  upon  evil  doers  in 
  behalf  of  ourselves  or  others  for  whom  we  act  as  to 
  avenge  one's  wrongs;  to  avenge  the  injuries  of  the 
  suffering  and  innocent.  It  is  to  inflict  pain  for  the 
  sake  of  vindication,  or  retributive  justice.  To 
  revenge  is  to  inflict  pain  or  injury  for  the 
  indulgence  of  resentful  and  malicious  feelings.  The 
  former  may  at  times  be  a  duty;  the  latter  is  one  of 
  the  worst  exhibitions  of  human  character. 
 
  I  avenge  myself  upon  another,  or  I  avenge 
  another,  or  I  avenge  a  wrong  I  revenge  only 
  myself,  and  that  upon  another.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avenge  \A*venge"\,  n. 
  Vengeance;  revenge.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avenge 
  v  :  take  revenge;  "avenge  for  a  wrong";  "take  vengeance  or 
  revenge  for  a  wrong"  [syn:  {revenge},  {retaliate}] 




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