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tr.v. ag·grieved, ag·griev·ing, ag·grieves
1. To distress; afflict.
2. To inflict an injury or injuries on.
[Middle English agreven, from Old French agrever, from Latin aggravāre, to make worse; see aggravate.]
1. (often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict: it aggrieved her much that she could not go.
2. (Law) to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
[C14: agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravate]
v.t. -grieved, -griev•ing.
1. to oppress or wrong grievously.
2. to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English agreven < Middle French agrever < Latin aggravāre]
Past participle: aggrieved
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|Verb||1.||aggrieve - infringe on the rights of |
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
wrong - treat unjustly; do wrong to
|2.||aggrieve - cause to feel sorrow; "his behavior grieves his mother"|
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"