how to pronounce grieve


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grieve is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of grieve in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… have had to grieve from afar …”

meanings of grieve


  1. To submit or file a grievance (about).
  2. To harm.
  3. To cause sorrow or distress to.
  4. To experience grief.
  5. To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.


  1. A governor of a town or province.
  2. A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.


  1. A surname​.

grieve frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word grieve occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics grieve can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that grieve can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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