commiserate


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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 ?
They commiserate also my accidents and chances:--but MY word saith: "Suffer the chance to come unto me: innocent is it as a little child
If I did not myself commiserate their PITY, the pity of those enviers and injurers!
Listen to my tale; when you have heard that, abandon or commiserate me, as you shall judge that I deserve.
What good mother is there that would not commiserate a penniless spinster, who might have been my lady, and have shared four thousand a year?
Merely taciturn with me, he was positively rude to more than one member who wanted to know how it had happened, or who ventured to commiserate him on his luck; there he sat, with a straw hat tilted over his nose and a cigarette stuck between lips that curled disagreeably at every advance.
The President, who has sent a Federal Government delegation led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha to commiserate with the family, prayed that the almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest, and comfort his family.
Whether they wow the crowd or fail spectacularly, hosts Ant and Dec will be there to celebrate or commiserate.
As her horse lost, all the royals turned to commiserate with the Queen, who looked very disappointed.
Joining ripsters such as Mumford, Frecks, and Jon Allie, Ben can commiserate with this born-to-lose bunch over his controversial failure to make the finals at the recent Bondi Bowl Comp.
I was fortunate to be at Sandown when Eric's Charm recorded his final victory, and the past few days have confirmed to me that in jump racing we celebrate together and we commiserate together.
I sincerely commiserate with you and ask to send my condolences to families and close ones of deceased," Bakiev concluded.
Just as football fans commiserate with their friends in the pub when their team loses birds support one another following contests with their rivals," the university said.