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grieve

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verb \ˈgrēv\

Simple Definition of grieve

  • : to cause (someone) to feel sad or unhappy

  • : to feel or show grief or sadness

Full Definition of grieve

grievedgriev·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to suffer :  distress <it grieves me to see him this way>

  3. 2 :  to feel or show grief over <grieving the death of her son>

  4. 3 :  to submit a formal grievance concerning <grieve a dismissal>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to feel grief :  sorrow

griev·er noun

Examples of grieve

  1. It grieves me to see my brother struggling like this.

  2. Her decision to live overseas grieved her mother.

  3. People need time to grieve after the death of a family member.

  4. 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


Medical Dictionary

grieve

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verb \ˈgrēv\

Medical Definition of grieve

grievedgriev·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to feel or show grief over <grieving the death of her son>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to feel grief





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