avenge (oneself)

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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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References in classic literature ?
For the present let them bring me something to eat, for that, I feel, is what will be more to my purpose, and leave it to me to avenge myself.
Oh," cried the duchess, "I cannot make war alone, but I can avenge myself on that ungrateful queen and most ambitious favorite-on the honor of a duchess, I will avenge myself.
No, no," continued the count, "had I to avenge myself, it is not thus I would take revenge.
I will then release you from all your promises--even that of procuring my admission into the Musketeers; for before everything, I wish to avenge myself.
said Ulrica; ``leave me not now, son of my father's friend, lest the demon who has governed my life should tempt me to avenge myself of thy hard-hearted scorn Thinkest thou, if Front-de-B
I never had a great hatred for anyone, I never particularly desired to avenge myself even, and that's a bad sign, a bad sign, a bad sign.
That night I vowed I would avenge myself against the police, the judiciary and the ruling class.
want is to avenge myself, pronounce bad words: damn, damn you, but
He told a court in Dusseldorf: "I wanted to avenge myself on intelligent women.
I had to avenge myself, by being the best student at school, by using boys, by seducing them, and by casting them aside as though they were lifeless puppets).
I can avenge myself on the readers who oppose me and hold different views than mine by gifting them with an article or a series of articles on Lebanese elections.
I'm hoping it might save me from trying to avenge myself on Outlook Express with a sledgehammer.