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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grieve

    To mourn is to feel or express sadness or distress because of some loss, affliction, or misfortune; mourning is thought of as prolonged, grief or regret may be transient. One may grieve or mourn, regret, rue, or sorrow without a sound; he bemoans with suppressed and often inarticulate sounds of grief; he bewails with passionate utterance, whether of inarticulate cries or of spoken words. He laments in plaintive or pathetic words, as the prophet Jeremiah in his "Lamentations." One deplores with settled sorrow which may or may not find relief in words. One is made to rue an act by some misfortune resulting, or by some penalty or vengeance inflicted because of it. One regrets a slight misfortune or a hasty word; he sorrows over the death of a friend.

    bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament, mourn, regret, rue, sorrow

    be joyful, exult, joy, make merry, rejoice, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grieve

    trouble, burden, annoy, distress, bewail, wound, pain, sorrow, hurt, afflict, mourn, lament, complain, deplore

    ease, console, soothe, please, rejoice, exult, gratify, alleviate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grieve, sorrowverb

    feel grief

    sorrow, aggrieve

  2. grieve, aggrieveverb

    cause to feel sorrow

    "his behavior grieves his mother"

    sorrow, aggrieve

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grieveverb

    afflict, pain, hurt, or wound the feelings of, make sorrowful

  2. grieveverb

    sorrow, mourn, lament, bewail, feel regret

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grieveverb

    mourn, regret, lament, rue, weep, sorrow, bewail, deplore, wound, afflict, try, distress, pain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grieve":

    cry, gref

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How to use grieve in a sentence?

  1. Al Sharpton:

    This brother could be any one of us, so let them express and grieve, we are proud of them for standing for justice.

  2. The President:

    We got to have not just a Democratic president who can continue the legacy that we built together over the last 7½ years, but we've got to have a Senate that is a partner in this process, and I can list a whole bunch of reasons for why that's so important. It turns out that because of the untimely death of Justice Scalia -- and obviously we grieve for his family -- but the behavior of the Senate since then, I think, gives you a pretty good reason of why we think the Senate is so important.

  3. Skydive Atlanta:

    We are all stunned and truly at a loss for words as we are a close-knit family. We have spoken with the next of kin and all are asking for privacy while we process and grieve.

  4. Chief Mallory:

    We all grieve when we lose a community member.

  5. Bhagavad Gita:

    For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.

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