Grieve vs Molest - What's the difference?

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Grieve is a related term of molest.


As an adjective grieve

is .

As a verb molest is

to annoy intentionally.

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

    * English ergative verbs ----

    molest

    English

    (Child sexual abuse)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To annoy intentionally
  • To disturb or tamper with.
  • * Hooker
  • They have molested the church with needless opposition.
  • To sexually abuse, especially a minor
  • The woman who molested the child she was babysitting has been arrested.

    Derived terms

    * molester * molestful

    Anagrams

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