Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To avenge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To avenge; take vengeance in behalf of (a person).
  • To revenge; take vengeance because of (an offense).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To avenge; to punish; to revenge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To avenge; to punish; to revenge.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English vengen, from Old French vengier; see vengeance.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • “Il m'a trompé alors je l'ai laissé et je me venge en vendant tous les bijoux qu'il m'a offert.”

    Archive 2009-01-25

  • All alone, he must venge for the death of his wife and 9 children.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • And permit me to conclude with observing, that the base arts of poisoning, by the means of treacherous agents, and the cowardly practice of assassination by bravoes hired on purpose to wreak a private re-venge, so frequent in Italy 5 are natural branches of this old Gothic tree.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • All alone, he must venge for the death of his wife and 9 children.

    Thoughts on the Superbowl

  • *"We will have the skin of Rabbi Gabriel Farhi and we will venge the blood of our Palestinian brothers -- we will hurl jihad against him, a punishment reserved for the enemies of our cause -- after setting fire to his synagogue, we will venge ourselves upon him directly."

    Archive 2003-01-01

  • He pronounced the word REE-venge, as if it were an act of repetition, not reaction.

    Every Secret Thing

  • 'This shows you are above,/You justicers', Albany trimphantly apostrophizes the gods, 'that these our nether crimes/So speedily can venge!'

    Shakespeare

  • Not only did I break the Sixth Rule to get re-venge on Quark, it's looking like I broke the the Ninety-Fourth as well.

    Demons Of Air And Darkness

  • A small voice in the back of Gaila's head reminded him that it was Gaila's own actions that led to this particular state of affairs, in his attempt to take his re-venge for Quark's indignities.

    Demons Of Air And Darkness

  • She said, her voice shaking, 'Is this your idea of re venge?

    The Tycoon's Mistress

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