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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 ?
And when I again heard such howling, then did it excite my commiseration once more.
She was moved by a kind of commiseration for Madame Ratignolle,--a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life's delirium.
Willoughby, he, whom only half an hour ago she had abhorred as the most worthless of men, Willoughby, in spite of all his faults, excited a degree of commiseration for the sufferings produced by them, which made her think of him as now separated for ever from her family, with a tenderness, a regret, rather in proportion, as she soon acknowledged within herself--to his wishes than to his merits.
Frequently suspending his employment, and noticing my melancholy eye fixed upon him, he would raise his hand with a gesture expressive of deep commiseration, and then moving towards me slowly, would enter on tip-toes, fearful of disturbing the slumbering natives, and, taking the fan from my hand, would sit before me, swaying it gently to and fro, and gazing earnestly into my face.
I have often observed with concern, that distress is more apt to excite contempt than commiseration, especially among men of business, with whom poverty is understood to indicate want of ability.
Noah, whose top waistcoat-button might have been somewhere on a level with the crown of Oliver's head, rubbed his eyes with the inside of his wrists while this commiseration was bestowed upon him, and performed some affecting tears and sniffs.
There are very few moments in a man's existence when he experiences so much ludicrous distress, or meets with so little charitable commiseration, as when he is in pursuit of his own hat.
He made up his mind that it would be good entertainment to look in on Wilson that night and watch him worry over his barren law case and goad him with an exasperating word or two of sympathy and commiseration now and then.
and resolved, that his mourning should be as handsome as possible; and his wife sat sighing and moralising over her broad hems with a commiseration and good sense, true and steady.
She looked into her lover's face and saw in it a look of commiseration and perplexity.
and you above them all; but you must have some commiseration for us, Helen; you must give us a little more licence, for, as Shakespeare has it -
You understand everything, I see, and have taken stock of everything, and look with commiseration on my shortcomings," he began again, raising his voice.