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/ 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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Example sentences 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|Gabriela Cowperthwaite|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If the body do not aggress, the spirit will not seek revenge.
British Dictionary definitions for aggress
/ (əˈɡrɛs) /
(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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