from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To distress; afflict.
- transitive v. To inflict an injury or injuries on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon;—now commonly used in the passive, to be aggrieved.
- v. To grieve; to lament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; -- now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved.
- intransitive v. To grieve; to lament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give pain or sorrow to; afflict; grieve.
- To bear hard upon; oppress or injure in one's rights; vex or harass, as by injustice: used chiefly or only in the passive.
- To mourn; lament.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to feel sorrow
- v. infringe on the rights of
Middle English agreven, from Old French agrever, from Latin aggravāre, to make worse; see aggravate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English agreven, Old French agrever; a (Latin ad) + grever ("to burden, injure"), Latin gravare ("to weigh down"), from gravis ("heavy"). See grieve, and compare with aggravate. (Wiktionary)