[kuh-miz-uh-reyt] /kəˈmɪz əˌreɪt/

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

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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