avenger


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a·venge

 (ə-vĕnj′)
tr.v. a·venged, a·veng·ing, a·veng·es
1. To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge: avenge a murder.
2. To take vengeance on behalf of: avenged their wronged parents.

[Middle English avengen, from Old French avengier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + vengier, to vindicate (from Latin vindicāre, to claim; see vindicate).]

a·veng′er n.
a·veng′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avenger - someone who takes vengeanceavenger - someone who takes vengeance    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
Translations
المُنتَقِم، الآخِذ بِالثأر
mstitel
hævner
megtorló
hefnandi, hefndarmaîur
pomstiteľ
intikam alan

avenger

[əˈvendʒəʳ] Nvengador(a) m/f

avenger

[əˈvendʒər] nvengeur/geresse m/f
the masked avenger → le vengeur masqué
an avenger of wrongs → un redresseur de torts

avenger

nRächer(in) m(f)

avenger

[əˈvɛndʒəʳ] nvendicatore/trice

avenge

(əˈvendʒ) verb
to take revenge for a wrong on behalf of someone else. He avenged his brother / his brother's death.
aˈvenger noun
References in classic literature ?
Canst thou be judge for thyself, and avenger of thy law?
But the Nautilus was rising slowly to the surface of the sea, and the form of the Avenger disappeared by degrees from my sight.
You are mistaken, sir," exclaimed Morrel, raising himself on one knee, his heart pierced by a more acute pang than any he had yet felt -- "you are mistaken; Valentine, dying as she has, not only requires a priest, but an avenger.
The clergyman's shy and sensitive reserve had balked this scheme Roger Chillingworth, however,was inclined to be hardly, if at all, less satisfied with the aspect of affairs, which Providence -- using the avenger and his victim for its own purposes, and, perchance, pardoning, where it seemed most to punish -- had substituted for his black devices A revelation, he could almost say, had been granted to him.
This leads to his murder by someone who is, we will suppose, an avenger, someone from outside.
As the time approached I should have liked to run away, but the Avenger pursuant to orders was in the hall, and presently I heard Joe on the staircase.
Speak not of vengeance, husband," she answered, "I, too, am near to that land where the Slayer and the Slain, the Shedder of Blood and the Avenger of Blood are lost in the same darkness.
I will take the whole world as a witness of your crime, and that until I have found an avenger.
The Golden Age was first created, which without any avenger Spontaneously without law cherished fidelity and rectitude.
The Greek Slave, or Constantine the Avenger, is the name of this thrilling drama.
It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
Stern justice was meted out by these organized avengers, but most remarkable was their passionless and judicial procedure.