grieve (v.) early 13c., "cause pain," from tonic stem of O.Fr. grever "to burden, oppress, aggravate" (see GRIEF (Cf. grief)). Meaning "be very sad, lament" is from c.1300. Related: Grieved; GRIEVING (Cf. grieving).

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  • Grieve — (gr[=e]v), Greeve Greeve, n. [AS. ger[=e]fa. Cf. {Reeve} an officer.] A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a manorial bailiff. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grieve — [gri:v] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: grever, from Latin gravare to load heavily , from gravis; GRAVE1] 1.) [I and T] to feel extremely sad, especially because someone you love has died grieve over/for ▪ He died, and every day since… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grieve — [grēv] vt. grieved, grieving [ME greven < OFr grever < L gravare, to burden, grieve < gravis, heavy, grievous: see GRAVE1] 1. to cause to feel grief; afflict with deep, acute sorrow or distress 2. to challenge (some action, decision, etc …   English World dictionary

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