verb (used without object), grieved, grieving.
to feel grief or great sorrow: She has grieved over his death for nearly three years.
verb (used with object), grieved, grieving.
to distress mentally; cause to feel grief or sorrow: It grieves me to see you so unhappy.
Archaic. to oppress or wrong.

1175–1225; Middle English greven, grieven < Old French grever < Latin gravāre to burden, derivative of gravis heavy, grave2

grievedly [gree-vid-lee, greevd-] , adverb
griever, noun
grievingly, adverb
nongrieved, adjective
nongrieving, adjective
overgrieve, verb, overgrieved, overgrieving.
ungrieved, adjective
ungrieving, adjective

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. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
grieve1 (ɡriːv)
1.  to feel or cause to feel great sorrow or distress, esp at the death of someone
2.  obsolete (tr) to inflict injury, hardship, or sorrow on
[C13: from Old French grever, from Latin gravāre to burden, from gravis heavy]
n, —adj

grieve2 (ɡriːv)
(Scot) a farm manager or overseer
[C15: from Old English (Northumbrian) græfa reeve]

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., "cause pain," from tonic stem of O.Fr. grever (see grief). Meaning "be very sad, lament" is from c.1300.
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Example sentences
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
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.
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