[ uh-gres ]
/ əˈgrɛs /
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.
Words nearby aggress
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Examples from the Web for aggressing
It would, at the same time, add means and facilities to the aggressing nation to multiply her outrages.
The second, coercive, operating upon the aggressing belligerents.
British Dictionary definitions for aggressing
/ (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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