Grieve Grieve (gr[=e]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grieving}.] [OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare to burden, oppress, fr. gravis heavy. See {Grief.}] 1. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try. [1913 Webster]

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. --Eph. iv. 30. [1913 Webster]

The maidens grieved themselves at my concern. --Cowper, [1913 Webster]

2. To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • grieved — [gri:vd] adj literary very sad and upset grieved at ▪ King George V had been very grieved at the outbreak of the Great War …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grieved — grieved; grieved·ly; …   English syllables

  • grieved — index aggrieved (harmed), disconsolate, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • grieved — [ grivd ] adjective LITERARY very upset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grieved — adjective literary very sad and upset: be grieved (at): I am deeply grieved at this sad news …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grieved — Synonyms and related words: aching, aggrieved, anguished, bleeding, bruised, careworn, cut, doleful, dolorous, dumb with grief, grief stricken, griefful, grievous, hurt, in grief, injured, lamentable, lugubrious, mauled, mournful, pained,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • grieved — grɪːv v. cause sorrow; sorrow, mourn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grieved — UK [ɡriːvd] / US [ɡrɪvd] adjective literary very upset …   English dictionary

  • grieved — Aggrieved …   Black's law dictionary

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