Meaning of “avenge” in the English Dictionary

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"avenge" in British English

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avengeverb [ T ]

uk /əˈvendʒ/ us /əˈvendʒ/ formal
noun [ C ] uk /əˈven.dʒər/ us /əˈven.dʒɚ/

Russell Crowe stars as a grief-stricken avenger on the trail of his family's killers.

(Definition of “avenge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"avenge" in American English

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avengeverb [ T ]

us /əˈvendʒ/

to get satisfaction by harming or punishing the person responsible for something bad done to you or your family or friends:

In the second half of the movie, they team up to avenge the wrongs done to them.

(Definition of “avenge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)