to commit the first act of hostility or offense; attack first.
to begin to quarrel.
to behave toward; attack (often followed by upon):
wild animals aggressing their prey.
Neither have I ever aggressed on the rights of others in my self-defence.
Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard’s Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
(intransitive) to attack first or begin a quarrel
“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.
to commit the first act of hostility or offense; attack first. to begin to quarrel. to behave toward; attack (often followed by upon): wild animals aggressing their prey. Historical Examples The second, coercive, operating upon the aggressing belligerents. Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) Various It would, […]
the action of a state in violating by force the rights of another state, particularly its territorial rights; an unprovoked offensive, attack, invasion, or the like: The army is prepared to stop any foreign aggression. any offensive action, attack, or procedure; an inroad or encroachment: an aggression upon one’s rights. the practice of making assaults […]
- Aggressive infantile fibromatosis
aggressive infantile fibromatosis aggressive infantile fibromatosis n. A childhood counterpart of abdominal or extra-abdominal desmoid tumors, characterized by firm subcutaneous nodules that grow rapidly in any part of the body but do not metastasize.
- Aggressive mimicry
aggressive mimicry aggressive mimicry (ə-grěs’ĭv) A form of mimicry in which a predator (the mimic) closely resembles another organism (the model) that is attractive to a third organism (the dupe) on which the mimic preys. The anglerfish is an example of aggressive mimicry, having a modified dorsal spine that mimics a worm or small shrimp […]