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venge

[venj] /vɛndʒ/
verb (used with object), venged, venging. Archaic.
1.
to avenge.
Origin of venge
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English vengen < Old French veng(i)er < Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for venge

venge

/vɛndʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) an archaic word for avenge
Word Origin
C13: from Old French venger, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate
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Word Origin and History for venge
v.

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

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