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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We have the chance to avenge ourselves on June 21 and June 25.
we will avenge ourselves by changing the system," he said.
We may eliminate funding for the arts in order to avenge ourselves on the self-indulgent and the contemptuous few who caper on the edges of the arts community, and we may take whatever satisfaction is to be gained by that.