venge

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See also: vengé

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From Middle English vengen, from Old French venger, from Latin vindicare (to avenge, vindicate).

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venge (third-person singular simple present venges, present participle venging, simple past and past participle venged)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To avenge; to punish; to revenge.
    • c. 1387, Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales[1], Tale of Melibee § 30:
      For right as they han venged hem on me and doon me wrong, right so shal I venge me upon hem and doon hem wrong;
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II[2], Act 1, scene 2:
      To safeguard thine own life / The best way is to venge my Gloucester's death.

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venge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of venger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of venger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of venger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of venger
  5. second-person singular imperative of venger