aggrieve

To aggrieve someone is a lousy thing to do. Not sure why? See the "grieve" in there, and you'll see why. It means to bring someone sorrow.

Which one of us is the aggrieved party? Well, considering it was you who let your pigs run roughshod over my lawn, I think it's clear that it's you who aggrieved me. Or, to put it another way, I've been aggrieved by you and your horrible hogs. When you're talking about interpersonal issues, to aggrieve someone is to hurt their feelings, but in the legal sense, it means something slightly different: it's not feelings that are hurt when one is aggrieved, but one's rights.

Primary Meanings of aggrieve

1.
v
cause to feel sorrow
2.
v
infringe on the rights of
Full Definitions of aggrieve
1

v cause to feel sorrow

Synonyms:
grieve
Type of:
afflict
cause great unhappiness for; distress
2

v infringe on the rights of

Type of:
wrong
treat unjustly; do wrong to

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