AVENGE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for AVENGE?

Need another word that means the same as “avenge”? Find 6 synonyms and 30 related words for “avenge” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Avenge” are: retaliate, revenge, take revenge for, take vengeance for, exact retribution for, requite

Avenge as a Verb

Definitions of "Avenge" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “avenge” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Inflict harm in return for (an injury or wrong done to oneself or another.
  • Inflict harm in return for an injury or wrong on behalf of (oneself or another.
  • Take revenge for a perceived wrong.

Synonyms of "Avenge" as a verb (6 Words)

exact retribution forClaim as due or just.
requiteMake appropriate return for (a favour, service, or wrongdoing.
They are quick to requite a kindness.
retaliateTake revenge for a perceived wrong.
The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing.
revengeInflict revenge on behalf of someone else.
It s a pity he chose that way to revenge his sister.
take revenge forAssume, as of positions or roles.
take vengeance forTake into one’s possession.

Usage Examples of "Avenge" as a verb

  • We must avenge our dead.
  • He wants to avenge the murder of his brother.
  • They avenged themselves on the interlopers.
  • He vowed in silent fervour to avenge their murders.

Associations of "Avenge" (30 Words)

abhorrentOffensive to the mind.
Racism was abhorrent to us all.
acrimonyA rough and bitter manner.
The AGM dissolved into acrimony.
anathematizeCurse; condemn.
He anathematized them as bloody scroungers.
dislikeHave or feel a dislike or distaste for.
I know all his likes and dislikes.
enemyA personal enemy.
The enemy attacked at dawn.
futilelyIn a futile and unproductive manner.
gloatAn act of gloating.
I would join her for a good gloat.
grievanceA real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.
A website which enabled staff to air their grievances.
grudgeBear a grudge harbor ill feelings.
I don t grudge him his moment of triumph.
harassmentThe act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism.
They face daily harassment and assault on the streets.
hateDislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards.
Two separate polls confirmed he is hated by the public.
intimidationThe feeling of discouragement in the face of someone’s superior fame or wealth or status etc.
The election was marred by allegations of government intimidation and vote rigging.
maliceThe desire to harm someone; ill will.
I bear no malice towards anybody.
mortgageThe amount of money borrowed in a mortgage.
I put down a hundred thousand in cash and took out a mortgage for the rest.
paymentA sum of money paid or a claim discharged.
A suit with a velvet collar that I got as payment for being in the show.
rancorA feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.
reprisalThe forcible seizure of a foreign subject or their goods as an act of retaliation.
The threat of reprisal.
requitalA justly deserved penalty.
retaliateMake a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil.
They used their abilities to retaliate the injury.
retaliationThe action of harming someone because they have harmed oneself; revenge.
The bombings are believed to be in retaliation for the trial of 15 suspects.
retributionA justly deserved penalty.
Divine retribution.
revengeInflict revenge on behalf of someone else.
Zimbabwe snatched the game 18 16 but the Spanish had their revenge later.
spiteMalevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty.
He put the house up for sale to spite his family.
spurnAn act of spurning.
It is a spurn of God s sovereignty and a slight of his goodness.
swearAn offensive word used especially to express anger a swear word.
Griffin made contact with the coach which led to him yelling a swear back in his direction.
vendettaA feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other.
He has accused the British media of pursuing a vendetta against him.
vengeanceThe act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life–Romans 12:19.
Voters are ready to wreak vengeance on all politicians.
vengefulDisposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge- Shakespeare- M.R.Cohen.
A vengeful ex con.
vindictiveDisposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge- Shakespeare- M.R.Cohen.
A vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment.
wreakCause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
Torrential rainstorms wreaked havoc yesterday.

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