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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:
Adj.1.avenged - for which vengeance has been taken; "an avenged injury"
unavenged - for which vengeance has not been taken; "an unavenged murder"
References in classic literature ?
to be avenged on her Brother, and spitefully accused him of having, as a boy, made use of that which belonged only to girls.
That is the tale of Nada the Lily, my father, and of how we avenged her.
A man has carried off your mistress, a man has seduced your wife, a man has dishonored your daughter; he has rendered the whole life of one who had the right to expect from heaven that portion of happiness God his promised to every one of his creatures, an existence of misery and infamy; and you think you are avenged because you send a ball through the head, or pass a sword through the breast, of that man who has planted madness in your brain, and despair in your heart.
What matters this punishment, as long as he is avenged? On my word, I almost regret that in all probability this miserable Peppino will not be beheaded, as you might have had an opportunity then of seeing how short a time the punishment lasts, and whether it is worth even mentioning; but, really this is a most singular conversation for the Carnival, gentlemen; how did it arise?
That is well said, said Arthur, now have I a sword, now will I wage battle with him, and be avenged on him.
The Locrians were laid waste by a legate of Scipio, yet they were not avenged by him, nor was the insolence of the legate punished, owing entirely to his easy nature.
Croiset remark, the abusive Thersites in the "Aethiopis" is clearly copied from the Thersites of the "Iliad"; in the same poem Antilochus, slain by Memnon and avenged by Achilles, is obviously modelled on Patroclus.
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Avenged, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Ruined (HarperTeen, 2016/VOYA June 2016), delivers on the potential of this fantasy series.