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grieve

[greev] /griv/
verb (used without object), grieved, grieving.
1.
to feel grief or great sorrow:
She has grieved over his death for nearly three years.
verb (used with object), grieved, grieving.
2.
to distress mentally; cause to feel grief or sorrow:
It grieves me to see you so unhappy.
3.
Archaic. to oppress or wrong.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English greven, grieven < Old French grever < Latin gravāre to burden, derivative of gravis heavy, grave2
Related forms
grievedly
[gree-vid-lee, greevd-] /ˈgri vɪd li, ˈgrivd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
griever, noun
grievingly, adverb
nongrieved, adjective
nongrieving, adjective
overgrieve, verb, overgrieved, overgrieving.
ungrieved, adjective
ungrieving, adjective
Synonyms
1. lament, weep, bewail, bemoan; suffer. Grieve, mourn imply showing suffering caused by sorrow. Grieve is the stronger word, implying deep mental suffering often endured alone and in silence but revealed by one's aspect: to grieve over the loss (or death ) of a friend. Mourn usually refers to manifesting sorrow outwardly, either with or without sincerity: to mourn publicly and wear black. 2. sadden, pain.
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Examples from the web for grieve
  • It's natural to be anxious, upset, and even to grieve.
  • Our hearts grieve for our dear friends and longtime leaders and for their family as they mourn this tragic loss.
  • You're watching someone in their final moments, you're watching families grieve and that of course makes you feel bad.
  • Then victors celebrate and the vanquished grieve, but both mourn their losses.
  • We grieve over the loss of an outstanding attorney, teacher and dear friend.
  • Now they can grieve and receive comfort and go on with life.
  • Studies have shown that the family of those who died through euthanasia grieve less than those who died naturally.
  • At any rate, if my comments grieve you so badly, take your grievance to the author who invited me with her opening line.
  • grieve not for her nor speak of her with tears but laugh and tell of her as though she was beside us.
  • We grieve together with the rest of the family and send them all our sympathies.
British Dictionary definitions for grieve

grieve1

/ɡriːv/
verb
1.
to feel or cause to feel great sorrow or distress, esp at the death of someone
2.
(transitive) (obsolete) to inflict injury, hardship, or sorrow on
Derived Forms
griever, noun
grieving, noun, adjective
grievingly, adverb
Word Origin
C13: from Old French grever, from Latin gravāre to burden, from gravis heavy

grieve2

/ɡriːv/
noun
1.
(Scot) a farm manager or overseer
Word Origin
C15: from Old English (Northumbrian) græfa reeve
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Word Origin and History for grieve
v.

early 13c., "cause pain," from tonic stem of Old French grever "to burden, oppress, aggravate" (see grief). Meaning "be very sad, lament" is from c.1300. Related: Grieved; grieving.

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