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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: venge 'to avenge' (13-20 centuries), from Old French venger; VENGEANCE

avenge

verb
     
a‧venge [transitive]
literary to do something to hurt or punish someone because they have harmed or offended you:
He wanted to avenge his brother's death.
avenger noun [countable]

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