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verb (used with object), venged, veng·ing. Archaic.
  1. to avenge.
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Origin of venge

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

vindicate, avenge, chasten, punish, chastise, revenge, repay, redress, requite, square, return, get, fix, retort, reciprocate, score, defend, match, justify, payback

British Dictionary definitions for venges


  1. (tr) an archaic word for avenge
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Word Origin for venge

C13: from Old French venger, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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Word Origin and History for venges



"avenge," c.1300, from Old French vengier, from Latin vindicare (see vindication). Related: Venged; venging.

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