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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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Neither have I ever aggressed on the rights of others in my self-defence.Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity|Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
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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