- 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
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of aggress
If the body do not aggress, the spirit will not seek revenge.
- (intr) to attack first or begin a quarrel
Word Origin 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.