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grieve

verb \ˈgrēv\

: to cause (someone) to feel sad or unhappy

: to feel or show grief or sadness

grievedgriev·ing

Full Definition of GRIEVE

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to suffer :  distress <it grieves me to see him this way>
2
:  to feel or show grief over <grieving the death of her son>
3
:  to submit a formal grievance concerning <grieve a dismissal>
intransitive verb
:  to feel grief :  sorrow
griev·er noun
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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
GRIEVER Defined for Kids

grieve

verb \ˈgrēv\
grievedgriev·ing

Definition of GRIEVE for Kids

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 Dictionary

grieve

verb \ˈgrēv\
grievedgriev·ing

Medical Definition of GRIEVE

transitive verb
:  to feel or show grief over <grieving the death of her son>
intransitive verb
:  to feel grief

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