- (intransitive) to attack first or begin a quarrel
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ag•gress (ə gres′),USA pronunciation v.i.
- to commit the first act of hostility or offense;
- to begin to quarrel.
- to behave aggressively toward;
attack (often fol. by upon):wild animals aggressing their prey.
- Latin aggressus (past participle of aggredī to attack), equivalent. to ag- ag- + gred- (see grade) + -tus past participle suffix
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aggress /əˈɡrɛs/ vb
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