Definition of Aggress

1. Verb. Take the initiative and go on the offensive. "The visiting team started to attack"

Exact synonyms: Attack
Specialized synonyms: Check, Fork, Harass, Pin, Tackle
Related verbs: Assail, Attack
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Aggression, Aggression, Aggressive, Aggressor, Attack, Attacker



Definition of Aggress

1. v. i. To commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a quarrel or controversy; to make an attack; -- with on.

2. v. t. To set upon; to attack.

3. n. Aggression.

Definition of Aggress

1. Noun. Aggression. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To set upon; to attack. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive construed with '''on''') To commit the first act of hostility or offense against; to begin a quarrel or controversy with; to make an attack against. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggress

1. to commit the first act of hostility [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aggress

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Literary usage of Aggress

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"“Absolutely not,” he said, “they don't aggress as well as men. ... —Janie T. Gaynor, Harper's Weekly, 14 June 1976 Our evidence shows that aggress has been ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"aggress, to attack. (F.,-L.) Not in early use. ... Der. aggress-ion, aggress-ive, aggress-ive-ness, ..."

3. Preventing Interpersonal Violence Among Youth: An Introduction to School ...by William DeJong by William DeJong (1994)
"People are more likely to aggress if they see a threat or provocation as deliberate, malicious in intent, and avoidable. With improved skills, young people ..."

4. The Record of Hon. C. L. Vallandigham on Abolition, the Union, and the Civil War by Clement Laird Vallandingham (1863)
"You only fear, being in the minority, that it will aggress, because it has now fallen under the control of those who, you believe, have the temptation, ..."

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