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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 previewThe Myth of American Democracy (2013)

by Trenton Fervor

The political right to aggress is a legal fiction without foundation in moral law. Voting presumes authority and rights you do not legitimately have over others. You can not delegate authority you do not yourself possess. 85. Seeking benefits via ...

Google previewSocial Psychology (2013)

by Robbie Sutton, Karen Douglas

argued that in much the same way as hunger and thirst, the desire to aggress is a kind of energy that builds up within the organism, getting stronger and stronger. It is released when external circumstances, such as the annoying ...

Google previewA World-system in Flux: The Rise of Modern World-empire and It's Significance in the Modern World-system (2009)

Specifically, policy officials in the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union all viewed unprovoked aggress is a significant destabilizing factor that could detrimentally impact world peace. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and ...

Google previewThe Nature of Theory and Research in Social Psychology (2013)

by Clyde Hendrick, Russell A. Jones

Likewise, the tendency to aggress is a property of the organism.

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 previewSpelling Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

by [John] Entick

the act of gathering into one mass Aggress, v. a. to begin violence, set upon, attack Aggres"sion, *. a setting upon with violence, an Aggress"or, s. an assaulter or invader [attack Aggrievance , ...

Google previewMental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

Men and women are equally likely to experience intense anger, but men are more likely to aggress directly against people or objects, while women are more likely to aggress indirectly (e.g., gossiping, excluding people from groups).

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1840)

by John Oswald, John Miller Keagy

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 previewThe New Spelling Dictionary, Teaching to Write and Pronounce the English Tongue ... To which is Prefixed, a Grammatical Introduction ... A New Edition. Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged Throughout. To which is ... Added, A Catalogue of Words of Similar Sounds ... By William Crakelt (1787)

by John ENTICK

the act ofgathering into one mass Aggress, ...

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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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