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com·mis·er·ate

 (kə-mĭz′ə-rāt′)
v. com·mis·er·at·ed, com·mis·er·at·ing, com·mis·er·ates
v.tr.
To feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with.
v.intr.
To feel or express sympathy: commiserated over their failure.

[Latin commiserārī, commiserāt- : com-, com- + miserārī, to pity (from miser, wretched).]

com·mis′er·a′tive adj.
com·mis′er·a′tive·ly adv.
com·mis′er·a′tor n.

commiserate

(kəˈmɪzəˌreɪt)
vb
(when: intr, usually foll by with) to feel or express sympathy or compassion (for)
[C17: from Latin commiserārī, from com- together + miserārī to bewail, pity, from miser wretched]
comˈmiserable adj
comˌmiseˈration n
comˈmiserative adj
comˈmiseratively adv
comˈmiserˌator n

com•mis•er•ate

(kəˈmɪz əˌreɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
v.i.
2. to sympathize (usu. fol. by with): to commiserate with someone over a loss.
[1585–95; < Latin commiserātus, past participle of commiserārī to fell compassion for =com- com- + miserārī to feel sorry for, derivative of miser wretched; compare misery]
com•mis`er•a′tion, n.
com•mis′er•a`tive, adj.
com•mis′er•a`tive•ly, adv.
com•mis′er•a`tor, n.

commiserate


Past participle: commiserated
Gerund: commiserating

Imperative
commiserate
commiserate
Present
I commiserate
you commiserate
he/she/it commiserates
we commiserate
you commiserate
they commiserate
Preterite
I commiserated
you commiserated
he/she/it commiserated
we commiserated
you commiserated
they commiserated
Present Continuous
I am commiserating
you are commiserating
he/she/it is commiserating
we are commiserating
you are commiserating
they are commiserating
Present Perfect
I have commiserated
you have commiserated
he/she/it has commiserated
we have commiserated
you have commiserated
they have commiserated
Past Continuous
I was commiserating
you were commiserating
he/she/it was commiserating
we were commiserating
you were commiserating
they were commiserating
Past Perfect
I had commiserated
you had commiserated
he/she/it had commiserated
we had commiserated
you had commiserated
they had commiserated
Future
I will commiserate
you will commiserate
he/she/it will commiserate
we will commiserate
you will commiserate
they will commiserate
Future Perfect
I will have commiserated
you will have commiserated
he/she/it will have commiserated
we will have commiserated
you will have commiserated
they will have commiserated
Future Continuous
I will be commiserating
you will be commiserating
he/she/it will be commiserating
we will be commiserating
you will be commiserating
they will be commiserating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been commiserating
you have been commiserating
he/she/it has been commiserating
we have been commiserating
you have been commiserating
they have been commiserating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been commiserating
you will have been commiserating
he/she/it will have been commiserating
we will have been commiserating
you will have been commiserating
they will have been commiserating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been commiserating
you had been commiserating
he/she/it had been commiserating
we had been commiserating
you had been commiserating
they had been commiserating
Conditional
I would commiserate
you would commiserate
he/she/it would commiserate
we would commiserate
you would commiserate
they would commiserate
Past Conditional
I would have commiserated
you would have commiserated
he/she/it would have commiserated
we would have commiserated
you would have commiserated
they would have commiserated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.commiserate - to feel or express sympathy or compassion
condole - express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death; "You must condole the widow"

commiserate

verb (often with with) sympathize, pity, feel for, console, condole When I lost, he commiserated with me.

commiserate

verb
To experience or express compassion:
Idioms: be sorry, have pity.
Translations
kondolovatlitovat
have medfølelse med
samhryggjast
užjaustiužuojauta
izteikt līdzjūtībujust līdzi
poľutovať
acısına ortak olmak

commiserate

[kəˈmɪzəreɪt] VI friends called to commiserate when they found out I hadn't got the jobcuando me rechazaron para el trabajo mis amigos me llamaron para decirme lo mucho que lo sentían
"I know how you feel," he commiserated-sé cómo te sientes -le dijo a modo de consuelo

commiserate

[kəˈmɪzəreɪt] vi
to commiserate with sb → témoigner sa sympathie à qn

commiserate

vimitfühlen (with mit); we commiserate with you on the loss of your husbandwir nehmen Anteil am Tode Ihres Gatten

commiserate

[kəˈmɪzəreɪt] vi to commiserate withesprimere il proprio rincrescimento a

commiserate

(kəˈmizəreit) verb
to express sympathy (with).
comˌmiseˈration noun

commiserate

v. tener compasión, tener lástima; apiadarse, compadecerse; tenerse lástima.
References in classic literature ?
Commiserating their position, as foreigners in a strange land, and knowing no reason for detaining them, the commander signalled for a shore boat, and the three men left the vessel.
asked the countess in a surprised and commiserating tone.
You'll never be able to see your sister, if you don't take care of yourself,' said I, a little provoked at the circumstance on her account, instead of commiserating him.
She remained there at least an hour, in the greatest agitation, deeply commiserating the state of her poor friend, and expecting a summons herself from the angry general to attend him in his own apartment.
The Doctor bestowed a gracious but commiserating smile on the philosopher of nature, as he retrograded a step or two from the place whither he had been impelled by his excess of spirit, in order to reply with less expenditure of breath, and with a greater freedom of air and attitude.
And is it possible, my dear" rejoined the Judge, with a commiserating look," that you have never heard of Clifford Pyncheon?
His hand was on the lapels of his coat, in the attitude of removing the garment, when he suddenly suspended the movement, and looked toward the commiserating Elizabeth, who was standing in an unchanged posture, too much absorbed with her anxious feelings to heed his actions.
I could see that you were commiserating me over my weakness," said Holmes, laughing.
Compassionate and, so to say, commiserating these people, I am ready to overlook it even now in spite of the personal insult lavished upon me