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Avenge vs. Vengeance — What's the Difference?

Avenge vs. Vengeance — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Avenge and Vengeance

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Avenge

Inflict harm in return for (an injury or wrong done to oneself or another)
He vowed in silent fervour to avenge their murders
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Vengeance

Punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong
Voters are ready to wreak vengeance on all politicians
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Avenge

To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge
Avenge a murder.
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Vengeance

Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.
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Avenge

To take vengeance on behalf of
Avenged their wronged parents.
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Vengeance

Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.
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Avenge

(transitive) To take vengeance (for); to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.
To avenge the murder of his brother
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Vengeance

Desire for revenge.
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Avenge

(reflexive) To revenge oneself (on or upon someone).
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Vengeance

Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; - often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
To me belongeth vengeance and recompense.
To execute fierce vengeance on his foes.
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Avenge

To take vengeance.
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Vengeance

Harm; mischief.
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Avenge

To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.
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Vengeance

The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life;
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord
For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge
He swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him
The swiftness of divine retribution
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Avenge

(archaic) An act of vengeance; a revenge.
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Avenge

To take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.
He will avenge the blood of his servants.
Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bonesLie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold.
He had avenged himself on them by havoc such as England had never before seen.
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Avenge

To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.
Thy judgment in avenging thine enemies.
I avenge myself upon another, or I avenge another, or I avenge a wrong. I revenge only myself, and that upon another.
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Avenge

To take vengeance.
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Avenge

Vengeance; revenge.
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Avenge

Take revenge for a perceived wrong;
He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
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