[ venj ]
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verb (used with object),venged, veng·ing.Archaic.
  1. to avenge.

Origin of venge

1250–1300; Middle English vengen<Old French veng(i)er<Latin vindicāre;see vindicate

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How to use venge in a sentence

  • LAngleterre sera venge par une femme de lchec dont Messieurs Foggo sont tombs les victimes.

  • What though he fly to the mountain tower To escape the venge of the tyrant's power.

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for venge


/ (vɛndʒ) /

  1. (tr) an archaic word for avenge

Origin of venge

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

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