[ venj ]
/ vɛndʒ /

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

to avenge.

Nearby words

  1. venezia giulia,
  2. venezia tridentina,
  3. veneziano, domenico,
  4. venezuela,
  5. venezuelan,
  6. vengeance,
  7. vengeful,
  8. vengefully,
  9. veni, vidi, vici,
  10. veni-

Origin of venge

1250–1300; Middle English vengen < Old French veng(i)er < Latin vindicāre; see vindicate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


/ (vɛndʒ) /


(tr) an archaic word for avenge

Word Origin for venge

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper