(formal)to punish or hurt sb in return for sth bad or wrong that they have done to you, your family or friends
"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
When wilt thou be auenged of my aduersaries?
出自：Bible (Coverdale): Psalms
Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints.
Private grudges were avenged.
出自： W. N. Massey
Edwy had the power to avenge himself upon Dunstan.
出自： W. F. Hook
Those who offend us are generally punished..but we so frequently miss the satisfaction of knowing that we are avenged.
出自： A. Trollope
Why Hamlet..did not avenge upon his hated uncle his father's death.
出自： L. Trilling
The ferocity and guile with which Absalom had avenged the rape of his sister.
出自： D. Jacobson