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a·venge / əˈvenj/ • v. [tr.] inflict harm in return for (an injury or wrong done to oneself or another): his determination to avenge the murder of his brother. ∎  inflict such harm on behalf of (oneself or someone else previously wronged or harmed): we must avenge our dead she avenged herself after he broke off their engagement the warrior swore he would be avenged on their prince. DERIVATIVES: a·veng·er n.

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avengeFalange, flange •avenge, henge, revenge, Stonehenge •arrange, change, counterchange, estrange, exchange, grange, interchange, Lagrange, mange, part-exchange, range, short-change, strange •binge, cringe, fringe, hinge, impinge, singe, springe, swinge, syringe, tinge, twinge, whinge •challenge • orange • scavenge •lozenge • blancmange •lounge, scrounge •blunge, expunge, grunge, gunge, lunge, plunge, scunge, sponge

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avenge XIV. f. A-1 + OF. vengier :- L. vindicāre VINDICATE.

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