Definitions for: Grieve


[v] feel grief; eat one's heart out
[v] break the heart of; cause to feel sorrow



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve. --Sir
W. Scott.


Grieve (gr[=e]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grieved; p. pr.
& vb. n. Grieving.] [OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare
to burden, oppress, fr. gravis heavy. See Grief.]
1. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to
make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt;
to try.

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. --Eph. iv. 30.

The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
--Cowper,

2. To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate. [R.]


Grieve, v. i.
To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil;
to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at, for, or over.

Do not you grieve at this. --Shak.

Synonyms: aggrieve, sorrow

See Also: afflict, compassionate, condole with, feel for, grieve, mourn, pity, suffer, sympathize with

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