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Definition of the noun aggress

What does aggress mean as a name of something?


  1. See Aggression.

Definition of the verb aggress

What does aggress mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: aggressed | aggressing | aggresses

  1. take the initiative and go on the offensive
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of aggress: attack
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
    • more specific words:
      • check = place into check
      • fork = place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
      • harass = exhaust by attacking repeatedly
      • pin = immobilize a piece
      • tackle = seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

Alternative definition of the verb aggress


  1. [transitive] To set upon; to attack.
  2. [intransitive, construed with 'on'] To commit the first act of hostility or offense against; to begin a quarrel or controversy with; to make an attack against.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Media Violence (2013)

One-Volume Set by Matthew S. Eastin

Men aggress more than do women when aggression is required rather than freely chosen, as is often the case in laboratory experiments. Studies on observational learning have shown that both girls and boys imitate aggression by a same-sex ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2007)

by John Oswald

aggress', to go to, (to assault or began .the quarrel) ; gmal'uate, to go step by step, or mark with degrees, (to dignify with, or take an academical degree) ...

Google previewA dictionary of etymology of the English language (1859)

and of English synonymes and paronymes by John Oswald

aggress', to go to, (to assault or begin the quarrel) ; grad'uate, to go step by step, or mark with degrees, (to dignify with, or take an academical degree) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Psychology (2004)

signal the intention to aggress if redressive action is not taken. To this end, anger is received as a threat by the target. According to ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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