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begrudge

be·grudge

begrudge

pronunciation:
b gruhj
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: begrudged, begrudges, begrudging
definition 1: to enviously disapprove of the enjoyment or good fortune of (someone).
She begrudged him his share of the inheritance.It's sad that she begrudges her daughter her happiness.
synonyms:
grudge, resent
similar words:
covet, envy
definition 2: to give reluctantly.
He begrudged the few words he deigned to say to us.
synonyms:
grudge
similar words:
yield
derivations: begrudging (adj.), begrudgingly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word begrudge contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.