Aggrieve Definition

aggrieved, aggrieves, aggrieving
aggrieved, aggrieves, aggrieving
To distress; afflict.
American Heritage
To cause grief or injury to; offend.
Webster's New World
To inflict an injury or injuries on.
American Heritage
To injure in one's legal rights.
Webster's New World

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.


Origin of Aggrieve

  • From Middle English agreven, Old French agrever; a (Latin ad) + grever (“to burden, injure”), Latin gravare (“to weigh down”), from gravis (“heavy”). See grieve, and compare with aggravate.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English agreven from Old French agrever from Latin aggravāre to make worse aggravate

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

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