grieve


grieve
grieve, mourn, sorrow mean to feel or express one's sorrow or grief. Grieve implies actual mental suffering, whether it is shown outwardly or not; the term often also connotes the concentration of one's mind on one's loss, trouble, or cause of distress
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after so many years, she still grieves for her dead child

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he grieved, like an honest lad, to see his comrade left to face calamity alone— Meredith

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my days are passed in work, lest I should grieve for her, and undo habits used to earn her praise— Lowell

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Mourn may or may not imply as much sincerity as grieve usually implies, but it does suggest a specific cause (as the death of a relative, friend, sovereign, or national hero) and carries a much stronger implication of the outward expression of grief (as in weeping, lamenting, or the wearing of black garments)
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we wept after her hearse, and yet we mournShak.

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fix a period of national mourning for a dead sovereign

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grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year and bear about the mockery of woe to midnight dances, and the public show— Pope

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mourn not for Adonais.—Thou young Dawn turn all thy dew to splendor, for from thee the spirit thou lamentest is not gone— Shelley

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Sorrow may imply grieving or mourning and be used in place of either term when sincere mental distress is implied; in distinctive use, however, it carries a stronger implication of regret or of deep sadness than either of its close synonyms
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so send them [Adam and Eve from Eden] forth, though sorrowing, yet in peace— Milton

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I desire no man to sorrow for meHay ward

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heed not the tear that dims this aged eye!.... Though I sorrow, 'tis for myself, Aline, and not for thee— Gilbert

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Analogous words: suffer, *bear, endure: lament, bemoan, bewail, *deplore: *cry, weep, wail, keen
Antonyms: rejoice

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  • Grieve — is a surname of English origin. It is related to the surname Reeve and variants include Greaves, Grieves, Greeves, Greves, Greave, Griveson and Greaveson. Although English in origin, it is particularly strong in Australia and Scotland.People with …   Wikipedia

  • Grieve — ist der Name folgender Orte: Grieve, Ortsteil der Gemeinde Prebberede im Landkreis Rostock in Mecklenburg Vorpommern Grieve ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Dominic Grieve (* 1956), britischer Politiker der Conservative Party und seit Mai …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grieve — vb grieved, griev·ing vt: to submit (a grievance) to a grievance procedure wage claims...had been contractually grieved M. A. Kelly vi: to bring a grievance under a grievance procedure as a union member, Jackson was obligated to grieve not sue… …   Law dictionary

  • Grieve — 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. [1913 Webster] Do not you grieve at this. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Grieve — Grieve: ↑James Grieve …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Grieve — [gri:v] vgl. ↑James Grieve …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch


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