Commiserate Definition

kə-mĭzə-rāt
commiserated, commiserates, commiserating
verb
commiserated, commiserates, commiserating
To feel or show sorrow or pity for.
Webster's New World
To condole or sympathize (with)
Webster's New World
To feel or express sympathy.
Commiserated over their failure.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
turn-awaybe indifferent
adjective

(obsolete, rare) Commiserating, pitying, lamentful.

Wiktionary

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

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