GRIEVE, verb transitive [Latin gravo, from gravis.]
1. To give pain of mind to; to afflict; to wound the feelings. Nothing grieves a parent like the conduct of a profligate child.
2. To afflict; to inflict pain on.
For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the
children of men. Lamentations 3:33.
3. To make sorrowful; to excite regret in.
4. To offend; to displease; to provoke.
GRIEVE not the holy Spirit of God. Ephesians 4:30.
GRIEVE, verb intransitive To feel pain of mind or heart; to be in pain on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn. We grieve at the loss of friends or property. We grieve at the misfortunes of others. We grieve for our own misfortunes, follies and vices, as well as for those of our children. It is followed by at or for.