avenge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"avenge" in British English

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avengeverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈvendʒ/ formal
to do ​harm to or ​punish the ​personresponsible for something ​bad done to you or ​yourfamily or ​friends in ​order to ​achieve a ​fairsituation: He ​swore he would avenge his brother's ​death. She ​determined to avenge herself on the ​killer. At the end of the ​film, the ​murderer is ​killed by his victim's avenging ​girlfriend.
avenger
noun [C] uk   /əˈven.dʒər/  us   /-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 ​personresponsible for something ​bad done to you or ​yourfamily 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)
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