grieve

[greev]
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; 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.
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grieve1 (ɡriːv)
 
vb
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]
 
'griever1
 
n
 
'grieving1
 
n, —adj
 
'grievingly1
 
adv

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

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Word Origin & History

grieve
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
Many people from the community will drop by to bring food and comfort to the grieving family.
Her therapist has helped lift her out of a debilitating depression that began when she was trying to console a grieving friend.
The full professors turn a callous eye toward this grieving process, having many years ago become inured to such losses.
Temporary houses are built for the guests, who live at the expense of the grieving family for as long as a week.
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