grieve


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grieve

 (grēv)
v. grieved, griev·ing, grieves
v.tr.
1. To cause to be sorrowful; distress: It grieves me to see you in such pain.
2. To mourn or sorrow for: We grieved the death of our pastor.
3. Usage Problem To file an official or formal grievance on account of (an actual or perceived injustice).
4. Archaic To hurt or harm.
v.intr.
To experience or express grief.

[Middle English greven, from Old French grever, to harm, from Latin gravāre, to burden, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

griev′er n.
Synonyms: grieve, lament, mourn, sorrow
These verbs mean to feel, show, or express grief, sadness, or regret: grieved over her father's death; lamenting about the decline in academic standards; mourns for lost hopes; sorrowed for a lost friend.
Antonym: rejoice
Usage Note: Traditionally, grieve as a transitive verb has meant "to cause to be sorrowful; distress," with its direct object being the person who is sorrowful or distressed, as in It grieves me to see so many homeless in the city. Later, there developed a sense of grieve in which the direct object is that which causes sorrow or distress, as in She took a week off to attend her father's funeral and grieve his loss. In our 2013 survey, 79 percent of the Usage Panel approved of this usage in this sentence, up from 62 percent in our 1996 survey. More recently, grieve has also come to be used to mean "to file an official or formal grievance." This extended sense does not find favor with the Usage Panel. In 2013, only 21 percent found its use in this passage acceptable: Saradnik was asked to resign as coach following complaints by several parents. Because Saradnik has grieved his dismissal, school officials aren't commenting. This usage is relatively uncommon outside of the sphere of labor and management disputes.

grieve

(ɡriːv)
vb
1. to feel or cause to feel great sorrow or distress, esp at the death of someone
2. (tr) obsolete to inflict injury, hardship, or sorrow on
[C13: from Old French grever, from Latin gravāre to burden, from gravis heavy]
ˈgriever n
ˈgrieving n, adj
ˈgrievingly adv

grieve

(ɡriːv)
n
(Agriculture) Scot a farm manager or overseer
[C15: from Old English (Northumbrian) græfa reeve]

grieve

(griv)

v. grieved, griev•ing. v.i.
1. to feel grief or great sorrow.
v.t.
2. to distress mentally; cause to feel grief or sorrow.
3. Archaic. to oppress or wrong.
[1175–1225; < Old French grever < Latin gravāre to burden, derivative of gravis heavy, grave2]
griev′er, n.

grieve


Past participle: grieved
Gerund: grieving

Imperative
grieve
grieve
Present
I grieve
you grieve
he/she/it grieves
we grieve
you grieve
they grieve
Preterite
I grieved
you grieved
he/she/it grieved
we grieved
you grieved
they grieved
Present Continuous
I am grieving
you are grieving
he/she/it is grieving
we are grieving
you are grieving
they are grieving
Present Perfect
I have grieved
you have grieved
he/she/it has grieved
we have grieved
you have grieved
they have grieved
Past Continuous
I was grieving
you were grieving
he/she/it was grieving
we were grieving
you were grieving
they were grieving
Past Perfect
I had grieved
you had grieved
he/she/it had grieved
we had grieved
you had grieved
they had grieved
Future
I will grieve
you will grieve
he/she/it will grieve
we will grieve
you will grieve
they will grieve
Future Perfect
I will have grieved
you will have grieved
he/she/it will have grieved
we will have grieved
you will have grieved
they will have grieved
Future Continuous
I will be grieving
you will be grieving
he/she/it will be grieving
we will be grieving
you will be grieving
they will be grieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grieving
you have been grieving
he/she/it has been grieving
we have been grieving
you have been grieving
they have been grieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grieving
you will have been grieving
he/she/it will have been grieving
we will have been grieving
you will have been grieving
they will have been grieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grieving
you had been grieving
he/she/it had been grieving
we had been grieving
you had been grieving
they had been grieving
Conditional
I would grieve
you would grieve
he/she/it would grieve
we would grieve
you would grieve
they would grieve
Past Conditional
I would have grieved
you would have grieved
he/she/it would have grieved
we would have grieved
you would have grieved
they would have grieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.grieve - feel grief
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
mourn - feel sadness; "She is mourning her dead child"
2.grieve - cause to feel sorrow; "his behavior grieves his mother"
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"

grieve

verb
1. mourn, suffer, weep, ache, lament, sorrow, wail He's grieving over his dead wife and son.
2. sadden, hurt, injure, distress, wound, crush, pain, afflict, upset, agonize, break the heart of, make your heart bleed It grieved me to see him in such distress.
sadden please, comfort, cheer, console, solace, gladden

grieve

verb
1. To cause suffering or painful sorrow to:
2. To feel, show, or express grief:
Translations
يَحْزَن، يأسَفيُحْزِن، يُؤْلِم
rmoutittrápit se
såresørge
búsul
syrgjavalda sorg
liūdėtinuliūdinti
bēdātiessāpinātskumdinātskumt
žalovati
kederlendirmeküzülmeküzüntüye boğmak

grieve

[griːv]
A. VTdar pena a, causar tristeza a, afligir
it grieves me to seeme da pena ver ...
B. VIafligirse, acongojarse (about, at por) to grieve for sbllorar la pérdida de algn

grieve

[ˈgriːv]
vi
[bereaved person] (= feel grief) → avoir du chagrin (= go through grieving process) → faire son travail de deuil
to grieve for sb → pleurer qn
to grieve over sth [+ bereavement] → avoir du chagrin à cause de qch
(= feel sorry) → se désoler
to grieve at sth → se désoler de qch
vt
(= distress) → faire de la peine à, affliger
to be grieved by sth → être affligé(e) par qch
[+ death] → pleurer

grieve

vtKummer bereiten (+dat), → betrüben; it grieves me to see that …ich sehe mit Schmerz or Kummer, dass …; I was deeply grieved to hear of his deathdie Nachricht von seinem Tod hat mich tief betrübt
visich grämen (geh), → trauern (→ at, about über +acc); to grieve for somebody/somethingum jdn/etw trauern; to grieve for somebody (= sympathize with)zutiefst mit jdm mitfühlen, jds Schmerz teilen; my heart grieves for youmir blutet das Herz; to grieve over somebody/somethingsich über jdn/etw grämen (geh), → über jdn/etw zutiefst bekümmert sein; I didn’t have any time to grieveich hatte keine Zeit zum Trauern; the grieving processdas Trauern

grieve

[griːv]
1. vtaddolorare
it grieves me to see ... → mi rattrista vedere...
2. viaddolorarsi, soffrire
to grieve for sb → compiangere qn (dead person) → piangere qn

grieve

(griːv) verb
1. to cause to feel great sorrow. Your wickedness grieves me deeply.
2. to feel sorrow.
ˈgrievous adjective
severe or very bad. He was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm (= very serious injuries) on the old man.

grieve

vr. afligirse, apenarse, lamentarse.
References in classic literature ?
Don't grieve and fret when I am gone, or think that you can be idle and comfort yourselves by being idle and trying to forget.
But thoughts like these troubled very few of the reckless crew; and when, after steadily dropping and dropping the pirates astern, the Pequod at last shot by the vivid green Cockatoo Point on the Sumatra side, emerging at last upon the broad waters beyond; then, the harpooneers seemed more to grieve that the swift whales had been gaining upon the ship, than to rejoice that the ship had so victoriously gained upon the Malays.
Now by my faith I know well that he will grieve some of the court of King Arthur; for on him knights will be bold, and deem that it is I, and that will beguile them; and because of his armor and shield I am sure I shall ride in peace.
And twice I went down the rod away in the night, and slipped around front, and see her setting there by her candle in the window with her eyes towards the road and the tears in them; and I wished I could do something for her, but I couldn't, only to swear that I wouldn't never do nothing to grieve her any more.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral?
It seemed to him that life was but a trouble, at best, and he more than half envied Jimmy Hodges, so lately released; it must be very peaceful, he thought, to lie and slumber and dream forever and ever, with the wind whispering through the trees and caressing the grass and the flowers over the grave, and nothing to bother and grieve about, ever any more.
He loved to have the cloth laid, because it had been the fashion of his youth, but his conviction of suppers being very unwholesome made him rather sorry to see any thing put on it; and while his hospitality would have welcomed his visitors to every thing, his care for their health made him grieve that they would eat.
It would grieve me indeed to be obliged to think ill of you; but if I am to do it, if I am to learn that you are not what we have hitherto believed you, that your regard for us all was insincere, that your behaviour to me was intended only to deceive, let it be told as soon as possible.
As bad as any marred child: you'd better be riding home, or else she will be sick, only to grieve us.
If Nature makes no effort in that time -- I grieve to say it -- you must prepare yourself for the worst.
Then he added, raising his voice, "I grieve to inform the society--in secret.
Another idol has displaced me; and if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve.