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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avenger - someone who takes vengeanceavenger - someone who takes vengeance    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
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Translations
المُنتَقِم، الآخِذ بِالثأر
mstitel
hævner
megtorló
hefnandi, hefndarmaîur
pomstiteľ
intikam alan

avenger

[əˈvendʒəʳ] Nvengador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

avenger

[əˈvendʒər] nvengeur/geresse m/f
the masked avenger → le vengeur masqué
an avenger of wrongs → un redresseur de torts
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

avenger

nRächer(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

avenger

[əˈvɛndʒəʳ] nvendicatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

avenge

(əˈvendʒ) verb
to take revenge for a wrong on behalf of someone else. He avenged his brother / his brother's death.
aˈvenger noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Canst thou be judge for thyself, and avenger of thy law?
The way of describing this unlooked-for scene, the history of the patriot ship, told at first so coldly, and the emotion with which this strange man pronounced the last words, the name of the Avenger, the significance of which could not escape me, all impressed itself deeply on my mind.
"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. You, M.
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.