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v. grieved, griev·ing, grieves
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.
To experience or express grief.

[Middle English greven, from Old French grever, to harm, from Latin gravāre, to burden, from gravis, heavy; see gwerə- in 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.griever - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)griever - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
pallbearer, bearer - one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
wailer - a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries
weeper - a hired mourner
References in periodicals archive ?
Acute grief is the distressing initial response to loss, during which the griever may experience shock, disbelief, anguish, sadness, fear, and separation distress, among other reactions (Simon, 2013; Zisook & Shear, 2009), the intensity and duration of which fall on a continuum that ranges from uncomplicated grief to CG (Holland, Neimeyer, Boelen, & Prigerson, 2009; Horowitz et al.
But Hirsch's investigations of faith aren't limited to organized religions; he looks at how belief in art can also fail a griever, as was the case for Mallarme, who could never finish the poem for his deceased son, Anatole.
I have never heard of a griever taking advantage of their boss when they are being treated well.
Until it happened to me, I used to think it was unnecessarily burdensome for a griever to have to tell the story of how her loved one died again and again, to each one who comes to sympathize.
Thomas defeated a Griever while inside the maze and saved himself, Alby and Minho.
There hasn't ever been a dead Griever yet," Teresa says.
Grief counselors have moved away from stage and phase models such as Kubler-Ross's model in favor of a more individualized and complex view of the griever and the grieving process (Center for the Advancement of Health, 2004; Doka & Davidson, 1998; Doughty, 2009; Humphrey, 2009; Martin & Doka, 2000; Neimeyer, 1999; Weiss, 1998; Wortman & Silver, 1989, 2001).
Second, the griever, such as a child, is not socially recognized as a person capable of grieving.
Griever reported that 4% of 212 Pentagon staff members were found with probable of major depression 13 months after the attack.
It is aptly described as a "roadmap through grief," featuring four stories of different losses, and 40 separate suggested activities to help the griever get in touch with his/her reaction and work through the process.
6) For additional background information on the surveys, see Griever, Lee, and Warnock (2001); Bertaut, Griever, and Tryon (2006); and the annual survey reports released by the Treasury Department available at www .