Grieving


Grieving
Grieve 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. [1913 Webster]

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. --Eph. iv. 30. [1913 Webster]

The maidens grieved themselves at my concern. --Cowper, [1913 Webster]

2. To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate. [R.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.