aggress

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin aggressum, past participle of aggredi (to attack, assail, approach, go to), from ad (to) + gradi (to walk, go), from gradus (step); see grade.

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aggress (uncountable)

  1. Aggression.

Verb[edit]

aggress (third-person singular simple present aggresses, present participle aggressing, simple past and past participle aggressed)

  1. (transitive) To set upon; to attack.
  2. (intransitive, construed with on) To commit the first act of hostility or offense against; to begin a quarrel or controversy with; to make an attack against.

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