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aggrieve

[uh-greev] /əˈgriv/
verb (used with object), aggrieved, aggrieving.
1.
to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
2.
to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English agreven < Middle French agrever < Latin aggravāre to make heavy, worsen, equivalent to ag- ag- + grav- (see grave2) + -āre infinitive suffix; cf. aggravate
Related forms
aggrievement, noun
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Examples for aggrieve
  • The plaintiffs claim that the court incorrectly determined that the amendments to the regulations did not aggrieve them.
British Dictionary definitions for aggrieve

aggrieve

/əˈɡriːv/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict it aggrieved her much that she could not go
2.
to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
Word Origin
C14: agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravate
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Word Origin and History for aggrieve
aggrieve
early 14c., from O.Fr. agrever "bear heavily on," from L. aggravare "make heavier" (see aggravation). Aggrieved in the legal sense of "injured or wronged in one's rights" is from 1580s.
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