English - Etymology 1
From the conjugated forms of Old French _grever_ (“to burden”), from Latin _gravō_, from adjective _gravis_ (“grave”).
GRIEVE (_third-person singular simple present_ GRIEVES, _present participle_ GRIEVING, _simple past and past participle_ GRIEVED)
* (transitive) To cause sorrow or distress to.
* Bible, Eph. iv. 30
GRIEVE not the Holy Spirit of God.
The maidens GRIEVED themselves at my concern.
* (transitive) To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
_to GRIEVE one's fate_
* (intransitive) To experience grief.
* (transitive, archaic) To harm.
* (transitive) To submit or file a grievance.
* 2009 D'AMICO, ROB, Editor, _Texas Teacher_, published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still GRIEVE the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
From the conjugated forms of Old French grever (“to burden”), from Latin gravō, from adjective gravis (“grave”).
singular simple present grieves, present participle grieving, simple past and past participle grieved)
(transitive) To cause sorrow or distress to.
(transitive) To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
to grieve one's fate
(intransitive) To experience grief.
(transitive, archaic) To harm.
(transitive) To submit or file a grievance.