Synonyms for avenge

Synonyms for (verb) avenge

Synonyms: retaliate, revenge, avenge

Definition: take revenge for a perceived wrong

Usage: He wants to avenge the murder of his brother

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish

Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again