- (often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict
- to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ag•grieve (ə grēv′),USA pronunciation v.t., -grieved, -griev•ing.
- to oppress or wrong grievously;
injure by injustice.
- to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
- 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
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aggrieve /əˈɡriːv/ vb (transitive)
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