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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Aggrage, v. Also: egraige. [OF. aggragier, agragier, var. of agregier Aggrege v.]

1. intr. To become greater. a1585 Maitl. Q. xxxviii. 76.
My fyrie raige dois then aggrage

2. tr. To make graver, to aggravate. 1617 Crim. Trials III. 431.
As to the privilege of his professioun, that he is ane Ecclesiasticall persone, … the samyn aggrages his offence
1651 Strathbogie Presb. 184.
All which doe so much the more aggravat and aggrage my sinfulnes
1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. 320.
When Theft is aggraged by violence, it is called Robbery

3. To represent as more serious or important. 1571 Ferg. Tracts 68.
In this sens also dois the Prophet Jeremie aggrage the inconstancie … in thir wordis
1609 Garden Garden 8.
So, gratious Gardyne, … Thy Countries honour thus thou dois egraige
1676 Row Blair 246.
Aggrageing to the full the King's faults
Ib. 363.
He did … aggrage Mr. James Sharp's great pains … for the good of the Kirk

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