begrudge

[ bih-gruhj ]
/ bɪˈgrʌdʒ /

verb (used with object), be·grudged, be·grudg·ing.

to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award.
to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children's education.

RELATED WORDS

Origin of begrudge

First recorded in 1350–1400, begrudge is from the Middle English word bigrucchen. See be-, grudge

Related forms

be·grudg·ing·ly, adverbun·be·grudged, adjective

Can be confused

begrudge regret resent (see synonym study at regret)
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British Dictionary definitions for begrudge

begrudge

/ (bɪˈɡrʌdʒ) /

verb (tr)

to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
to envy (someone) the possession of (something)

Derived Forms

begrudgingly, adverb
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