begrudge

[bih-gruhj]
verb (used with object), begrudged, begrudging.
1.
to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award.
2.
to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children's education.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English bigrucchen. See be-, grudge

begrudgingly, adverb
unbegrudged, adjective

begrudge, regret, resent (see synonym study at regret).


1. See envy.
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begrudge (bɪˈɡrʌdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
2.  to envy (someone) the possession of (something)
 
be'grudgingly
 
adv

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begrudge
mid-14c., from be- + M.E. grucchen "to murmur" (see grudge).
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Example sentences
Historian Winchester seems to know everything, but he's such an engaging
  raconteur you can hardly begrudge him his smarts.
Don't begrudge them their serenity in ignorance.
New Yorkers relate to his work ethic and don't begrudge his millions.
Only a father doesn't begrudge his son's talent.
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