Simple Definition of grieve
: to cause (someone) to feel sad or unhappy
: to feel or show grief or sadness
Full Definition of grieve
Examples of grieve
It grieves me to see my brother struggling like this.
Her decision to live overseas grieved her mother.
People need time to grieve after the death of a family member.
The children are still grieving the death of their mother.
Origin of grieve
Middle English greven, from Anglo-French grever, from Latin gravare to burden, from gravis heavy, grave; akin to Greek barys heavy, Sanskrit guru
First Known Use: 13th century
GRIEVE Defined for Kids
Definition of grieve
1 : to feel or show grief <a grieving widow>
2 : to cause grief to <Her tears seemed to grieve the kind-hearted Munchkins … — L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz>
Medical Definition of grieve
: to feel or show grief over <grieving the death of her son>
: to feel grief
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