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Meaning of AGGRIEVE

Pronunciation:  u'greev

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  break the heart of; cause to feel sorrow
  2. [v]  infringe on the rights of; in law
 

AGGRIEVE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: grieve
 
 See Also: afflict, sorrow, wrong

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ag*grieve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggrieved}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Aggrieving}.] [OE. agreven, OF. agrever; a (L. ad) +
    grever to burden, injure, L. gravare to weigh down, fr.
    gravis heavy. See {Grieve}, and cf. {Aggravate}.]
    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.
    
          Aggrieved by oppression and extortion.   --Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Ag*grieve"\, v. i.
    To grieve; to lament. [Obs.]
    
    
 
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