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Meaning of AGGRESS

Pronunciation:  u'gres

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"

AGGRESS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: attack
 See Also: act, check, fork, move, pin, tackle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ag*gress"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aggressed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Aggressing}.] [L. aggressus, p. p. of aggredi to go
    to, approach; ad + gradi to step, go, gradus step: cf. OF.
    aggresser. See {Grade}.]
    To commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a
    quarrel or controversy; to make an attack; -- with on.
  2. \Ag*gress"\, v. t.
    To set upon; to attack. [R.]
  3. \Ag*gress"\, n. [L. aggressus.]
    Aggression. [Obs.]
          Their military aggresses on others.      --Sir M. Hale.