vb usually tr to inflict a punishment in retaliation for (harm, injury, etc.) done to (a person or persons); take revenge for or on behalf of
to avenge a crime, to avenge a murdered friend
(C14: from Old French avengier, from vengier, from Latin vindicare; see vengeance, vindicate)
The use of avenge with a reflexive pronoun was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable: she avenged herself on the man who killed her daughter
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even the score for, get even for (informal) get one's own back, hit back, pay (someone) back in his or her own coin, punish, repay, requite, retaliate, revenge, take satisfaction for, take vengeance
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