- to cause grief or injury to; offend
- to injure in one's legal rights
Origin of aggrieveMiddle English agreven ; from Old French agrever, to aggravate ; from Classical Latin aggravare, aggravate
transitive verbag·grieved, ag·griev·ing, ag·grieves
- To distress; afflict.
- To inflict an injury or injuries on.
Origin of aggrieveMiddle English agreven, from Old French agrever, from Latin aggravare, to make worse; see aggravate.
(third-person singular simple present aggrieves, present participle aggrieving, simple past and past participle aggrieved)
- 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.