venge

[ venj ]
/ vɛndʒ /

verb (used with object), venged, veng·ing. Archaic.

to avenge.

Origin of venge

1250–1300; Middle English vengen < Old French veng(i)er < Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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Examples from the Web for venge

  • For the law indifferently doth punish euery man, that without the Magistrates order taketh authority to venge his own wrong.

    The Palace of Pleasure|William Painter
  • What though he fly to the mountain tower To escape the venge of the tyrant's power.

  • When from the sorely wounded / knight his sword was gone, Then had he naught to 'venge him / but his shield alone.

  • Kingis and lordis schulden wite that thei ben mynystris and vikeris of God, to venge synne and ponysche mysdoeris.

British Dictionary definitions for venge

venge

/ (vɛndʒ) /

verb

(tr) an archaic word for avenge

Word Origin for venge

C13: from Old French venger, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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