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aggress

[ uh-gres ]
/ əˈgrɛs /
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verb (used without object)
to commit the first act of hostility or offense; attack first.
to begin to quarrel.
verb (used with object)
to behave aggressively toward; attack (often followed by upon): wild animals aggressing their prey.
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Origin of aggress

1565–75; from Latin aggressus (past participle of aggredī “to attack”), equivalent to ag-ag- + gred- (see grade) + -tus past participle suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for aggress

aggress
/ (əˈɡrɛs) /

verb
(intr) to attack first or begin a quarrel

Word Origin for aggress

C16: from Medieval Latin aggressāre to attack, from Latin aggredī to attack, approach
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