Verb aggrieve Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


aggrieve (third-person singular simple present aggrieves, present participle aggrieving, simple past and past participle aggrieved)

  1. (transitive) To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To grieve; to lament.

More definition: oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice. afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.

1. (often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict, it aggrieved her much that she could not go

2. to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights Word OriginC14, agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravateCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 14c., from Old French agrever "make worse; become worse," from Latin aggravare "make heavier" (see aggravation). Related, Aggrieved; aggrieving.

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