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English verb: avenge

1. avenge (competition) take revenge for a perceived wrong

SamplesHe wants to avenge the murder of his brother.

Synonymsretaliate, revenge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)penalise, penalize, punish

Narrower (hyponym)get back, get even

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