- The definition of grieve is to feel pain or sadness as a result of a loss, or to cause pain or stress to someone.
An example of greive is what you do and how you feel after a loved one dies.
transitive verbgrieved, grieving
- to cause to feel grief; afflict with deep, acute sorrow or distress
- to challenge (some action, decision, etc. of management) by filing and pursuing a grievance
- Archaic to harm; injure
Origin of grieveMiddle English greven ; from Old French grever ; from Classical Latin gravare, to burden, grieve ; from gravis, heavy, grievous: see grave
- to feel deep, acute sorrow or distress; mourn
- to grieve some action, decision, etc. of management
verbgrieved grieved, griev·ing, grieves
- To cause to be sorrowful; distress: It grieves me to see you in such pain.
- To mourn or sorrow for: We grieved the death of our pastor.
- To file an official or formal grievance on account of (an actual or perceived injustice).
- Archaic To hurt or harm.
Origin of grieveMiddle English greven, from Old French grever, to harm, from Latin gravāre, to burden, from gravis, heavy; see gwer&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present grieves, present participle grieving, simple past and past participle grieved)
From the conjugated forms of Old French grever (“to burden”), from Latin gravō, from adjective gravis (“grave”).
From Old English grœfa.