The definition of commiserate means to express or have sympathy.(verb)
An example of to commiserate is to have compassion for a person going through a divorce.
See commiserate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L commiseratus, pp. of commiserari, to pity < com-, intens. + miserari, to pity: see misery
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verb com·mis·er·at·ed, com·mis·er·at·ing, com·mis·er·ates verb, transitive
Origin: Latin commiserārī, commiserāt-
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + miserārī, to pity (from miser, wretched).
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