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aggrieve

[ uh-greev ]
/ əˈgriv /
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verb (used with object), ag·grieved, ag·griev·ing.
to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
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Origin of aggrieve

1250–1300; Middle English agreven<Middle French agrever<Latin aggravāre to make heavy, worsen, equivalent to ag-ag- + grav- (see grave2) + -āre infinitive suffix; cf. aggravate

OTHER WORDS FROM aggrieve

ag·grieve·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aggrieve

aggrieve
/ (əˈɡriːv) /

verb (tr)
(often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflictit aggrieved her much that she could not go
to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights

Word Origin for aggrieve

C14: agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravate
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