- to commit the first act of hostility or offense; attack first.
- to begin to quarrel.
- to behave aggressively toward; attack (often followed by upon): wild animals aggressing their prey.
Origin of aggress
Examples from the Web for aggress
They experience boredom, sickness, early deaths and they aggress, attacking and even killing human beings.‘Blackfish’ Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity
October 24, 2013
If the body do not aggress, the spirit will not seek revenge.
- (intr) to attack first or begin a quarrel
Word Origin and History for aggress
"attack," 1714, back-formation from aggression, but used earlier with a sense of "approach" (1570s) and in this sense from French aggresser, from Late Latin aggressare, frequentative of Latin aggredi "to approach, attack." Related: Aggressed; aggressing.