Aggress
Aggress Ag*gress", n. [L. aggressus.] Aggression. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Their military aggresses on others. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]


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  • Aggress — Ag*gress , v. t. To set upon; to attack. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aggress — Ag*gress , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aggressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aggressing}.] [L. aggressus, p. p. of aggredi to go to, approach; ad + gradi to step, go, gradus step: cf. OF. aggresser. See {Grade}.] To commit the first act of hostility or offense;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggress — index antagonize, assail, assault, attack, impinge, infringe, invade, oppugn, strike ( …   Law dictionary

  • aggress — (v.) attack, 1714, back formation from AGGRESSION (Cf. aggression), but used earlier with a sense of approach (1570s) and in this sense from Fr. aggresser, from L.L. aggressare, frequentative of L. aggredi to approach, attack. Related: Aggressed; …   Etymology dictionary

  • aggress — [ə gres′] vi. [< L aggressus, pp. of aggredi, to attack, go to < ad , to + gradi, to step] to start a quarrel or be the first to attack …   English World dictionary

  • aggress — intransitive verb Date: circa 1714 to commit aggression ; act aggressively …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aggress — /euh gres /, v.i. 1. to commit the first act of hostility or offense; attack first. 2. to begin to quarrel. v.t. 3. to behave aggressively toward; attack (often fol. by upon): wild animals aggressing their prey. [1565 75; < L aggressus (ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • aggress — 1. noun Aggression. 2. verb a) To set upon; to attack. b) To commit the first act of hostility or offense against; to begin a quarrel or controversy with; to make an attack against …   Wiktionary

  • aggress — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. attack, *jump on, initiate. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To set upon with violent force: assail, assault, attack, beset, fall on (or upon), go at, have at, sail into, storm, strike. Informal: light into, pitch… …   English dictionary for students

  • aggress — v. behave in an aggressive manner; commit an act of aggression …   English contemporary dictionary

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