Commiseration



[kuh-miz-uh-reyt] /kəˈmɪz əˌreɪt/

verb (used with object), commiserated, commiserating.
1.
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
verb (used without object), commiserated, commiserating.
2.
to sympathize (usually followed by with):
They commiserated with him over the loss of his job.
/kəˈmɪzəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
when intr, usually foll by with. to feel or express sympathy or compassion (for)
n.

1580s, from Middle French commisération, from Latin commiserationem (nominative commiseratio) “act or fact of pitying,” noun of action from past participle stem of commiserari “to pity,” from com- intensive prefix (see com-) + miserari “bewail, lament,” from miser “wretched” (see miser).
v.

c.1600, from Latin commiseratus, past participle of commiserari “to pity, bewail” (see commiseration). Related: Commiserated; commiserating. An Old English loan-translation of commiserate was efensargian.

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