to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
- ag·grieve·ment, noun
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How to use aggrieve in a sentence
The mighty mother cannot find it in her heart to pronounce a decision which must aggrieve one of such a devoted pair.
Everything that can most aggrieve the heart of man has befallen me here under his eyes.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete | Georg Ebers
No natives know so well how to aggrieve and be unpleasant to travellers.In Darkest Africa, Vol. 2; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria | Henry Morton Stanley
British Dictionary definitions for aggrieve
(often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict: it aggrieved her much that she could not go
to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
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