[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM aggrieveag·grieve·ment, noun
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How to use aggrieve in a sentence
"I did think you would have helped me, Bunny," Delushy cried, with aggrievement.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
There is no expression of aggrievement, either slight or acute, at the precious metals leaving her.The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896|William Arthur Shaw
She had a sense of aggrievement and a feeling of added loneliness as she sat down to her solitary lunch.A Young Mutineer|Mrs. L. T. Meade
There was a tone of injury and aggrievement in his talk of the bear's ingratitude.Eben Holden|Irving Bacheller
British Dictionary definitions for aggrieve
/ (əˈɡriːv) /
(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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