aggrieve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English agreven, Old French agrever; a (Latin ad) + grever (to burden, injure), Latin gravare (to weigh down), from gravis (heavy). See grieve, and compare with aggravate.

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Verb[edit]

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;—now commonly used in the passive, to be aggrieved.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To grieve; to lament.

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