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aggrieve

ag·grieve

aggrieve

pronunciation:
griv
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: aggrieved, aggrieves, aggrieving
definition 1: to distress or bring grief to; cause to suffer.
His wife's coldness aggrieved him.
similar words:
distress, grieve
definition 2: to injure by treating unfairly; give (someone) cause for complaint.
similar words:
abuse
Word Parts
The word aggrieve contains the following part:
ag- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ag- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "g." See ad-.