aggrieve

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈɡriːv/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ə grēv)

Inflections of 'aggrieve' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
aggrieves
v 3rd person singular
aggrieving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
aggrieved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
aggrieved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ag•grieve  (ə grēv),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -grieved, -griev•ing. 
  1. to oppress or wrong grievously;
    injure by injustice.
  2. to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
ag•grievement, n. 
  • Latin aggravāre to make heavy, worsen, equivalent. to ag- ag- + grav- (see grave2) + -āre infinitive suffix; compare aggravate
  • Middle French agrever
  • Middle English agreven 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aggrieve /əˈɡriːv/ vb (transitive)
  1. (often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict
  2. to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
Etymology: 14th Century: agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravate
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