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aggress

[ uh-gres ]SEE DEFINITION OF aggress

Synonyms for aggress

  • assail
  • assault
  • beset
  • charge
  • fight
  • quarrel
  • storm
  • strike
  • go at
  • have at
  • lunge at
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Antonyms for aggress

  • agree
  • make peace
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGGRESS

If the body do not aggress, the spirit will not seek revenge.

WORD ORIGIN

"attack," 1714, back-formation from aggression, but used earlier with a sense of "approach" (1570s) and in this sense from French aggresser, from Late Latin aggressare, frequentative of Latin aggredi "to approach, attack." Related: Aggressed; aggressing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AGGRESS

attack

verbassault physically

beset

verbplague; hem in
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