Definition of Grieve

1. Verb. Feel grief. "Sam and Sue grieve over the results of the experiment"

Exact synonyms: Sorrow
Generic synonyms: Suffer
Specialized synonyms: Mourn, Compassionate, Condole With, Feel For, Pity, Sympathize With
Derivative terms: Griever, Sorrow, Sorrow, Sorrow, Sorrow, Sorrower



2. Verb. Cause to feel sorrow. "The bad news will grieve him"; "His behavior grieves his mother"
Exact synonyms: Aggrieve
Causes: Sorrow
Generic synonyms: Afflict

Definition of Grieve

1. n. A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a manorial bailiff.

2. v. t. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.

3. 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.

Definition of Grieve

1. Noun. (obsolete) A governor of a town or province. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause sorrow or distress. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To experience grief. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive archaic) To harm. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To submit or file a grievance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grieve

1. to feel grief [v GRIEVED, GRIEVING, GRIEVES]

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Literary usage of Grieve

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"It was on grieve's recommendation that the ' Queen's Wake ' was published, and in regard to the more generous support given him by grieve and his partner, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"grieve found distinctive fossils in these strata, that the Carboniferous ... The fossils found by Mr. grieve at Lochend he enumerates as follows :—Of Plants ..."

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