- 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 aggressed
Historical Examples of aggressed
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
- (intr) to attack first or begin a quarrel
Word Origin for aggress
Word Origin and History for aggressed
"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.