Commiserate meaning

kə-mĭzə-rāt
To feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with.
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To feel or express sympathy.

Commiserated over their failure.

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The definition of commiserate means to express or have sympathy.

An example of to commiserate is to have compassion for a person going through a divorce.

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To condole or sympathize (with)
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To feel or show sorrow or pity for.
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(obsolete, rare) Commiserating, pitying, lamentful.
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To feel or express compassion or sympathy for (someone or something).
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(intransitive) To offer condolences jointly with; express sympathy with.
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(intransitive, as the phrasal verb commiserate with) To sympathize; condole.
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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 Wiktionary

  • From commiserātus, the perfect passive participle of commiseror.

    From Wiktionary