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aggrieve

English

Etymology

From Middle English agreven, Old French agrever; a (Latin ad) + grever (to burden, injure), [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gravare (to weigh down), from gravis (heavy). See grieve, and compare with aggravate.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʌˈgɹiv/

Verb

Infinitive
to aggrieve

Third person singular
aggrieves

Simple past
aggrieved

Past participle
-

Present participle
aggrieving

to aggrieve (third-person singular simple present aggrieves, present participle aggrieving, simple past and past participle aggrieved)
  1. (intransitive) 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.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To grieve; to lament.

References

aggrieve” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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