- 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 aggressing
Historical Examples of aggressing
The second, coercive, operating upon the aggressing belligerents.
It would, at the same time, add means and facilities to the aggressing nation to multiply her outrages.
- (intr) to attack first or begin a quarrel
Word Origin for aggress
Word Origin and History for aggressing
"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.