Commiserated over their failure.
An example of to commiserate is to have compassion for a person going through a divorce.
Origin of commiserate
- Latin commiserārī commiserāt- com- com- miserārī to pity (from miser wretched)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Modelled upon commiserāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin commiseror.
- From commiserātus, the perfect passive participle of commiseror.