Aggress definition

ə-grĕs
To initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.
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To start a quarrel or be the first to attack.
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noun
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To set upon; to attack.
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(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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Origin of aggress

  • French agresser from Latin aggredī aggress- to attack ad- ad- gradī to go ghredh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aggressum, past participle of aggredi (“to attack, assail, approach, go to”), from ad (“to”) + gradi (“to walk, go”), from gradus (“step”); see grade.

    From Wiktionary