Avenge vs. Revenge


What a way to start the month!
Happy June everybody!!

Today we're going to clarify the difference between avenge and revenge.

So... we all know the Avengers, right?? ;) ;)

Well, the verb avenge is often used as revenge but it is usually used as retribution, getting justice done for a wrong-doing.
So, the Avengers fight to gain justice for mankind, or something like that...

Whereas revenge is a bit more personal... again you want justice done but in a way that gives you personal gratification and it is usually out of hatred (getting your own back) and involves deliberate injury.


He avenged his father's death.
The convict bombed the courtroom in revenge of the verdict.

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