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Meaning of GRIEVE

Pronunciation:  greev

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  feel grief; eat one's heart out
  2. [v]  break the heart of; cause to feel sorrow

GRIEVE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: aggrieve, sorrow
 See Also: afflict, compassionate, condole with, feel for, grieve, mourn, pity, suffer, sympathize with



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grieve\ (gr[=e]v), Greeve \Greeve\, n. [AS. ger[=e]fa.
    Cf. {Reeve} an officer.]
    A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a
    manorial bailiff. [Scot.]
          Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
  2. \Grieve\ (gr[=e]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grieved}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Grieving}.] [OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare
    to burden, oppress, fr. gravis heavy. See {Grief.}]
    1. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to
       make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt;
       to try.
             Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.    --Eph. iv. 30.
             The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
    2. To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate. [R.]
  3. \Grieve\, v. i.
    To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil;
    to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at, for, or over.
          Do not you grieve at this.               --Shak.
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