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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) against (someone or something)

To retaliate against someone or something; to get revenge against someone or something. If Tiffany started a rumor about you, start one about her—that's how you can avenge yourself against her. How do you plan to avenge yourself against the company?
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avenge (oneself) against (someone or something) for (something)

To retaliate against another for a wrong done to oneself; to get revenge for something. Start a rumor about Tiffany. That's how you can avenge yourself against her for gossiping about you. How do you plan to avenge yourself against the company for their betrayal?
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avenge (oneself) for (something)

To retaliate against another for a wrong done to oneself; to get revenge. Start a rumor about Tiffany. That's how you can avenge yourself for her gossiping about you. How do you plan to avenge yourself for the company's act of betrayal?
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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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