Aggressed



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

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

verb
(intransitive) to attack first or begin a quarrel
v.

“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.

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