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avenge (oneself)

To retaliate against another for a wrong done to oneself; to get revenge. Tiffany is always gossiping about me, so I avenged myself by starting a rumor about her. How do you plan to avenge yourself for their act of sabotage?
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avenge oneself (on someone or something) (for something)

 and avenge oneself (against someone or something) (for something)
to get even with, or take revenge against someone or something for some hurt or damage. They avenged themselves on the enemy for the surprise attack. He avenged himself against the storekeeper for the false charges. Mary avenged herself for her ex-husband's neglect to pay child support. Tom avenged himself on Bill for Bill's previous insults.
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We will avenge creation of Bangladesh by liberating Kashmir," the Global terrorist said while addressing a gathering in Lahore on Saturday.
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Perhaps the best way to avenge Marawi is to take the bull by the horns, so to speak, by engaging Maute's Dawlah Islamiyyah preachers and telling them to their faces that their ideology is errant.
We will further step up these attacks to avenge Osama bin Laden s martyrdom," he said.
He is said to be mentally unstable and decided to avenge the humiliation for getting beaten up by the family.
The attack was done to avenge the killing of Habib Salman's uncle Mohammad Shafi Gujjar who was killed by a party of STF on Saturday.
For close to half a century, Eastwood has been playing cowpokes and cops hell-bent on vengeance, and for more than three decades Gibson has portrayed cops, robbers, and revolutionaries out to avenge the slaughter of their families.
Deputy Secretary General of the Shiite military group Hizbullah Sheikh Naim Kassem said Monday Hizbullah will avenge the assassination of its leader Imad Moghnieh who was killed in 2008 in Damascus, the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT reported on Wednesday.
Determined to avenge her and protect the town's residents, Chief Martin braves a tangled conspiracy, in which masterminds fueled by greed and lust for power manipulate lives and no one is safe from the coming storm.
As any US public school attending student will tell you, the Cold War was when we beat Lewis and Clark at Pearl Harbor to avenge Custer's Last Stand.
Lacking a human court, God had to investigate, prosecute, and judge Adam and Eve, and God had to conduct the trial of Cain since his parents could not be expected to avenge one son by punishing the other.
Christopher Paolini was only 15 in 1999 when he wrote his fantasy novel Eragon, which is about a boy who finds a magic stone and then sets out to avenge the death of his uncle and to defeat an evil king.
If war were permissible in a broad sense merely for the sake of peace, merely to avenge injuries, and merely to restrain evildoers - as McBride suggests of Aquinas and Augustine - every nation could justifiably be at war with each other.
The Cwmbran fighter earned a 98-93 score to avenge a defeat at Tsarenko's hands 13 months ago.