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Definition of "aggrieve" []

  • To distress; afflict. (verb-transitive)
  • To inflict an injury or injuries on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aggrieve" in a sentence
  • "And they will continue to deeply aggrieve, and hinder, those who held them, and loved them, so dearly."
  • "But since there's nothing at all wrong with the statute that requires him to perform the ministerial task he has so far petulantly avoided, and because his malfeasance has been used to aggrieve the lawfully appointed Burris, White should be harshly condemned at the very least."
  • "Such an overwhelming catastrophe would certainly aggrieve the French, for they are a kindly-disposed nation."