Weep vs Grieve - What's the difference?

weep | grieve |


As a verb weep

is to cry; shed tears.

As a noun weep

is the lapwing; the wipe.

As an adjective grieve is

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weep

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) wepen, from (etyl) .

Verb

  • To cry; shed tears.
  • * Longfellow
  • They wept together in silence.
  • To lament; to complain.
  • * Bible, Numbers xi. 13
  • They weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
  • (medicine, of a, wound or sore) To produce secretions.
  • To flow in drops; to run in drops.
  • a weeping spring, which discharges water slowly
  • * Shakespeare
  • The blood weeps from my heart.
  • To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; said of a plant or its branches.
  • (obsolete) To weep over; to bewail.
  • * Prior
  • Fair Venus wept the sad disaster / Of having lost her favorite dove.
    Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * weep in one's beer * weepy * weeping willow

    Etymology 2

    Imitative of its cry.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The lapwing; the wipe.
  • grieve

    English

    Etymology 1

    From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .

    Verb

    (griev)
  • To cause sorrow or distress to.
  • * Bible, Eph. iv. 30
  • Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
  • * Cowper
  • The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
  • To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
  • to grieve one's fate
  • To experience grief.
  • (archaic) To harm.
  • To submit or file a grievance.
  • * 2009 D'Amico, Rob , Editor, Texas Teacher , published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
  • Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
    Derived terms
    * grieved * griever * grievingly

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A governor of a town or province.
  • (chiefly, Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve .
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    Anagrams

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