- 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
What though he fly to the mountain tower To escape the venge of the tyrant's power.Memoirs of John R. Young
For the law indifferently doth punish euery man, that without the Magistrates order taketh authority to venge his own wrong.The Palace of Pleasure
Kingis and lordis schulden wite that thei ben mynystris and vikeris of God, to venge synne and ponysche mysdoeris.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
When from the sorely wounded / knight his sword was gone, Then had he naught to 'venge him / but his shield alone.The Nibelungenlied
- (tr) an archaic word for avenge
C13: from Old French venger, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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Word Origin and History for venge
"avenge," c.1300, from Old French vengier, from Latin vindicare (see vindication). Related: Venged; venging.
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