Etymology
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aggress (v.)

"make an attack," 1714, probably a back-formation from aggression; an identical word was used earlier with a sense of "approach" (1570s) and in this sense it is from French aggresser, from Late Latin aggressare, frequentative of Latin aggredi "to approach, attack." Related: Aggressed; aggressing.

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Definitions of aggress

aggress (v.)
take the initiative and go on the offensive;
Synonyms: attack
From wordnet.princeton.edu