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with object To bring grief or trouble to, to grieve, distress; to oppress, treat unfairly. Frequently in pass.: to be injuriously affected, to have a grievance.
Middle English; earliest use found in Statutes of the Realm. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French agrever, aggrever, Middle French agriever, aggriever to bring grief or trouble to (a person), to make (something) heavy or burdensome, to become worse, to make (something) worse or more serious, to overburden (a person) from classical Latin aggravāre.
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