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Friday, August 10, 2007

Definitions for aggress

  1. To commit the first act of hostility or offense; to make an attack.

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Citations for aggress
Nagaraj can never bring himself to aggress or fight back, but he is capable of a delicious malice. Julian Moynahan, New York Times
The hand . . . is the most versatile of organs. Through its agency we lift, pinch, squeeze, explore, feel, learn, discriminate, repulse, caress, aggress. F. Gonzalez-Crussi, Washington Post
Origin of aggress
Aggress is from French agresser, from Latin aggredi, aggress-, "to approach, to approach aggressively, to attack," from ad-, "to" + gradi, "to step, to walk."