- to avenge.
Origin of venge
1250–1300; Middle English vengen < Old French veng(i)er < Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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Related Words for vengesvindicate, avenge, chasten, punish, chastise, revenge, repay, redress, requite, square, return, get, fix, retort, reciprocate, score, defend, match, justify, payback
- (tr) an archaic word for avenge
Word Origin for venge
C13: from Old French venger, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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"avenge," c.1300, from Old French vengier, from Latin vindicare (see vindication). Related: Venged; venging.
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