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Avenge is sometimes a misspelling of avoid.

Video footage: 1950s: A group of men make a pact to avenge the death of a friend while sitting in a tavern in a 1950s reenactment of a Chaucer tale.
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Definition of the noun avenge

What does avenge mean as a name of something?


  1. A vengeance; a revenge.

Definition of the verb avenge

What does avenge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: avenged | avenging | avenges

  1. take revenge for a perceived wrong

Alternative definition of the verb avenge


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

Definition of the verb avenge for high school students

    to seek revenge
    • example: The victims will take justice into their own hands and strive to avenge themselves against the men who robbed them.

The verb avenge is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


  1. "Avenge" is a musical single of Ivy.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "Avenge" is a composition.

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Google previewFrom the Fields to the Garden: The Life of Stitch Duran (2010)

by Zac Robinson, Jacob "Stitch" Duran

ReallyI don't think avenge is the best word for rematches. Often it isn't that a man has to seek payback in the form of punching, kicking, or submitting a guy who beat him. Instead it seems to be more a desire to gain feedback. A fighter has ...

Google previewCurrent Business Reports (1971)

Monthly retail trade, sales, and accounts receivable

The MCD moving avenge is a monthly average (with the number of terms equal to MCD) of the seasonally adjusted series. son of these measures with the expected average duration of run of a random series gives an indication of whether the ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

AVENGE, a-venj', AVENGER, a-venj'er: Avenge. — The general idea connected with this word is that of inflicting punishment upon the wrongdoer. Since emphasis may be placed upon the deed itself, the wrongdoer, or the injured party , the vb.

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

"to avenge" with accusative of person (or dative), d. "to punish" with accusative of person (or dative), e. "to punish" with ex, epi, or more rarely en or para of person, and f. "to avenge" with genitive of person or cause. In the OT the usage ...

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski

TO AVENGE A. Verb. % (, 5358), “to avenge, take vengeance, punish.” This root and its derivatives occur 87 times in the Old Testament, most frequently in the Pentateuch, Isaiah, and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 2

AVENGE. AVENTlNlJS MONS. 'W __ - .__ . - . .__ avg-r wf-wu: '»'—4. AVENA_ grasses ; enumerating among its species the common 'oat, Acena sativa. A. sativa. Paniculate, calyx two-seeded, seeds M smooth, alternately awned. AVENAGE ...

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I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. (Edmund Burke)
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Scrabble value of A1V4E1N1G2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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