[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.
noun A commissioner, esp a police commissioner: create a high school that would focus on criminal justice studies, a kind of High School for the Commishes of tomorrow (1908+) Related Terms out of commish
/ˌkɒmɪˈsɛə/ noun 1. (in professional cycle racing) a referee who travels in an open-topped car with the riders to witness any infringement of the rules
[kom-uh-sahr, kom-uh-sahr] /ˈkɒm əˌsɑr, ˌkɒm əˈsɑr/ noun 1. the head of any of the major governmental divisions of the U.S.S.R.: called minister since 1946. 2. an official in any communist government whose duties include political indoctrination, detection of political deviation, etc. /ˈkɒmɪˌsɑː; ˌkɒmɪˈsɑː/ noun (in the former Soviet Union) 1. Also called political commissar. an […]
[kom-uh-sair-ee-uh t] /ˌkɒm əˈsɛər i ət/ noun 1. any of the major governmental divisions of the U.S.S.R.: called ministry since 1946. 2. the organized method or manner by which food, equipment, transport, etc., is delivered to armies. 3. the department of an army charged with supplying provisions. /ˌkɒmɪˈsɛərɪət/ noun 1. (in the former Soviet Union) […]