aggrieve


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ag·grieve

 (ə-grēv′)
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.]

aggrieve

(əˈɡriːv)
vb (tr)
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]

ag•grieve

(əˈgriv)

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]
ag•grieve′ment, n.

aggrieve


Past participle: aggrieved
Gerund: aggrieving

Imperative
aggrieve
aggrieve
Present
I aggrieve
you aggrieve
he/she/it aggrieves
we aggrieve
you aggrieve
they aggrieve
Preterite
I aggrieved
you aggrieved
he/she/it aggrieved
we aggrieved
you aggrieved
they aggrieved
Present Continuous
I am aggrieving
you are aggrieving
he/she/it is aggrieving
we are aggrieving
you are aggrieving
they are aggrieving
Present Perfect
I have aggrieved
you have aggrieved
he/she/it has aggrieved
we have aggrieved
you have aggrieved
they have aggrieved
Past Continuous
I was aggrieving
you were aggrieving
he/she/it was aggrieving
we were aggrieving
you were aggrieving
they were aggrieving
Past Perfect
I had aggrieved
you had aggrieved
he/she/it had aggrieved
we had aggrieved
you had aggrieved
they had aggrieved
Future
I will aggrieve
you will aggrieve
he/she/it will aggrieve
we will aggrieve
you will aggrieve
they will aggrieve
Future Perfect
I will have aggrieved
you will have aggrieved
he/she/it will have aggrieved
we will have aggrieved
you will have aggrieved
they will have aggrieved
Future Continuous
I will be aggrieving
you will be aggrieving
he/she/it will be aggrieving
we will be aggrieving
you will be aggrieving
they will be aggrieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aggrieving
you have been aggrieving
he/she/it has been aggrieving
we have been aggrieving
you have been aggrieving
they have been aggrieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aggrieving
you will have been aggrieving
he/she/it will have been aggrieving
we will have been aggrieving
you will have been aggrieving
they will have been aggrieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aggrieving
you had been aggrieving
he/she/it had been aggrieving
we had been aggrieving
you had been aggrieving
they had been aggrieving
Conditional
I would aggrieve
you would aggrieve
he/she/it would aggrieve
we would aggrieve
you would aggrieve
they would aggrieve
Past Conditional
I would have aggrieved
you would have aggrieved
he/she/it would have aggrieved
we would have aggrieved
you would have aggrieved
they would have aggrieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.aggrieve - infringe on the rights ofaggrieve - 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"

aggrieve

verb
1. To cause suffering or painful sorrow to:
2. To do a wrong to; treat unjustly:
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For that reason, we came this morning and locked the offices of the company because we heard that they want to escape with the balance materials overnight,' the aggrieve contractors alleged.
It adds that the association's Grievance and Ethics Committee is not aware of the action of these LSA members, adding that if the aggrieve members had any grievances they should have sought redress through his Committee.