前缀ag-同ad-, 向，往。词根gress, 进入，见grade. 进入他国领土。
- aggression:  The violent associations of aggression have developed from the much milder notion of ‘approaching’ somebody. The Latin verb aggredī ‘attack’ was based on the prefix ad- ‘towards’ and gradī ‘walk’, a verb derived in its turn from the noun gradus ‘step’ (from which English gets, among many others, grade, gradual, and degree).
=> degree, grade, gradual
- aggression (n.)
- 1610s, "unprovoked attack," from French aggression (16c.), from Latin aggressionem (nominative aggressio) "a going to, an attack," noun of action from past participle stem of aggredi "to approach; attack," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + gradi (past participle gressus) "to step," from gradus "a step" (see grade (n.)). Psychological sense of "hostile or destructive behavior" first recorded 1912 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud.
- 1. His new relationship with Germany is enshrined in a new non-aggression treaty.
- 2. His relentless aggression bludgeons you into seeing his point.
- 3. A non-aggression pact will be signed between the two countries.
- 4. The aggression of a bully leaves people feeling hurt, angry and impotent.
- 5. If you make aggression pay, this becomes the law of the jungle.
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