"What is the matter, Count?" asked the countess in a surprised and commiserating tone.
commiserated out the usual " Day The Earth Caught Fire " nonsense before commiserating with people who couldn't get to the seaside.
commiserate be celebrating or commiserating together in the same venue post-match.
Sam's role harks back to a time in which master and servant had well-defined spheres and in which servants absorbed the status and values of their masters, rejoicing in their successes and commiserating at their failures.
This allows people to find more common ground with you in all sorts of ways, from commiserating on a tough project to offering you a new contract based on past work.