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Definitions of aggrieve

  1.   To grieve; to lament.
  2.   To give pain or sorrow; to oppress. See Aggravate.
  3.   To injure; to pain; to wrong.
  4.   To afflict; to pain or injure any one; to injure in one's right.
  5.   To press heavily upon: to pain or injure.
  6.   break the heart of; cause to feel sorrow
  7.   To cause sorrow to; injure; oppress.
  8.   infringe on the rights of; in law
  9.   To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; - now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved.
  10.   To bear heavily upon; to oppress; to cause sorrow to; to afflict.

Usage examples for aggrieve

  1. It is not to aggrieve but to redress, that we carry arms. ” – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. And if it now were, it were not too soon; Would that it were, seeing it needs must be, For 'twill aggrieve me more the more I age. ” – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  3. It is a misdemeanour to administer any poison, or destructive or noxious thing, merely to aggrieve injure, or annoy an individual. ” – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  4. This took place in April, and in the same month King Ferdinand himself handed over a copy of the document to the Diet of the collective states assembled in Baden, with the explanation that the alliance was intended neither to aggrieve nor attack or injure, but simply to protect the old, true faith, to uphold peace and order, and was open to every Christian government, which desired to enter it. ” – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  5. “ To attempt to describe the misery of the wife would be impossible, and to aggravate the situation, to still more deeply aggrieve the trouble laden woman, a letter came with the news that one of their children was very ill at home. ” – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  6. Everything that can most aggrieve the heart of man has befallen me here under his eyes. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. “ Mrs. Turner, you aggrieve me, but I was there in April. ” – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  8. Where the e is silent; either, neither, seizure, surfeit, inveigle, forfeit, mullein, fief, chief, thief, brief, grief, field, shield, wield, yield, fiend, priest, belief, sieve, grieve, belief, achieve, retrieve, relieve, aggrieve cashier, brigadier, grenadier, cannonier, cavalier, cordelier; also receive, conceive, perceive, deceive, deceit, conceit. ” – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  9. And all were marshalled according to those touching and pathetic tactics which speak of a nation more accustomed to defend than to aggrieve – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. But whom does it aggrieve – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle
  11. They shall abstain from every act which may offend or aggrieve any one, whether stranger or subject of the State, but conduct on the contrary, in said waters in a manner not to harm or give cause of complaint to any one, under penalty not only of not receiving any assistance, but also of being expelled by force. ” – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  12. He might thus receive sufficient information to enable him to form a decision, for, said he in conclusion, it was not his custom to aggrieve any of his ministers without cause. ” – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley

Rhymes for aggrieve