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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
Can be confused
greave, grieve.
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 grieved
  • For several days, his family grieved at his side as he writhed and choked at the mere sight of water.
  • Doctors at the triage stations grieved that there were not more survivors to treat.
  • It is then characteristic of a rightly ordered mind to be pleased at what is good and grieved at the reverse.
  • They were much grieved to hear him speak as if they were going soon to lose him.
  • And she was so grieved, so grieved at my refusing her.
  • He grieved, however, to depend upon the opportunity of some strange priest for the celebration of the divine mysteries.
  • Do not be grieved then, for the cause of its not being done depends not on thee.
  • Stays of grieved suspensions and removals are negotiable.
  • The employee whose action is being grieved shall be notified of the initiation of a grievance as soon as reasonably possible.
  • Along with official monuments and memorial celebrations, individuals and families across the state grieved their fallen relatives.
British Dictionary definitions for grieved

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 grieved

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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