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Definition of the verb aggrieve

What does aggrieve mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: aggrieved | aggrieving | aggrieves

  1. infringe on the rights of
  2. cause to feel sorrow
    • example: The bad news will aggrieve him
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonym of aggrieve: grieve
    • more generic word: afflict = cause great unhappiness for
    • cause: grieve / sorrow

Alternative definition of the verb aggrieve


  1. [transitive] 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, obsolete] To grieve; to lament.

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Google preview1,014 GRE Practice Questions (2009)

by Neill Seltzer, Princeton Review

Aggrieve is a synonym for the meaning tested here. and rouse is a synonym of the more familiar definition of pique. Ifyou ltn-ow that pique is negative, then you know you need a positive word. Aggrievr is negative, so eliminate choice (A).

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

aggrieve (a-greev) verb to cause someone to feel pain or resentment: Mother was aggrieved by the rareness of our visits home. aggro noun (informal) any aggressiveness, especially if deliberate or for perverse excitement. aghast ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1993)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law; in Two Volumes by John Bouvier

Graper, to grieve, aggrieve, Graument, a great deal. Graundour, extent, size.

Google previewSammy Cahn's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Sammy Cahn

indiscrete naive 3 balance sheet parakeet believe aggrieve deceive perceive achieve relieve reprieve receive qui vive 3 reconceived journalese Marguerite county seat incomplete bittersweet aquavit easy street misconceived preconceived ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1I1E1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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