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intr.v. con·doled, con·dol·ing, con·doles
To express sympathy or sorrow: I condoled with him in his loss.

[Late Latin condolēre, to feel another's pain : Latin com-, com- + Latin dolēre, to grieve.]

con·do′la·to′ry (-dō′lə-tôr′ē) adj.
con·dol′er n.
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Feeling or expressing pity:
Archaic: piteous, pitiful.
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