(Latin: heavy, weighty)
2. To annoy, to exasperate, to anger, to vex, to nettle, and to affront: "His bossy attitude aggravates me."
Aggravate really means to make worse: "The cold weather aggravated his rheumatism." For a long time, many teachers and critics said the word should not be used to mean to irritate, to annoy, or to vex. Today this use is considered acceptable by a vast majority of teachers, critics, and linguists; therefore, you may say, or write, "Stop aggravating me" without feeling guilty.
The Latin word gravis means "heavy", and aggravare means "to make heavy". From the past participle aggravatus, the English language borrowed aggravate, "to make heavy, weighty, serious, grievous".
Then the sense was transferred from the thing which is made grievous to the person who is annoyed by it, and aggravate acquired the sense of "to provoke, to annoy", sometimes thoughtlessly used in a flippant sense; such as, an "aggravating shoestring".
2. Made more serious by the use of violence or the threat of violence: "He was convicted of aggravated assault."
2. That which annoys or bothers a person: "More and more well educated and experienced people feel tha a career in politics simply is not worth all the aggravations."
2. To inflict an actionable injury on someone: "His legal rights were aggrieved when the judge refused to let him testify against the company."
2. Having suffered from unfair treatment: "The aggrieved person may obtain his treatment from a different medical facility."
Sally is suffering from a grave illness.
Jim's supervisor said he has grave doubts about the plan to increase profits for his company.2. Descriptive of a serious and formal appearance or manner: The judge issued his ruling of guilt for Sam with a grave expression.
3. Written with or modified by the mark ( è ), as the è in Sèvres in the suburbs of Paris or the the French word père.
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2. An advanced stage of pregnancy.
2. The spherical region of space dominated by the gravitational field of a celestial body.