meaning of aggrieve

aggrieve meaning in General Dictionary

To grieve to lament

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  • to offer discomfort or sorrow to to afflict therefore to oppress or injure in people liberties to keep greatly upon now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved
  • infringe in the rights of
  • cause to feel sorrow
  • to provide pain or sorrow to; to afflict; thus, to oppress or injure in one's legal rights; to keep greatly upon; -- today popular in passive to-be aggrieved.
  • To grieve; to lament.

aggrieve meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French agrever "make worse; become worse," from Latin aggravare "make heavier" (see aggravation). Relevant: Aggrieved; aggrieving.


aggrieve meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in a single's legal rights; to keep heavily upon; -- now widely used in passive is aggrieved.

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  • (v. i.) To grieve; to lament.