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condole

[kuh n-dohl] /kənˈdoʊl/
verb (used without object), condoled, condoling.
1.
to express sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief (usually followed by with):
to condole with a friend whose father has died.
verb (used with object), condoled, condoling.
2.
Obsolete. to grieve with.
Origin of condole
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin condolēre, equivalent to con- con- + dolēre to feel pain; akin to dolor
Related forms
condolatory
[kuh n-doh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈdoʊ ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
condoler, noun
condolingly, adverb
uncondolatory, adjective
uncondoled, adjective
uncondoling, adjective
Can be confused
condole, console.
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Historical Examples
  • How pleasant it is to condole with friends on such occasions.

  • He came to condole with me in my extremity, and yet to bid me not utterly lose hope.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • I condole with you in your bereavement, but it is the fortune of war.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • Alicia passed on Mr. Coxon's arm, and stopped for a moment to condole.

    Half a Hero Anthony Hope
  • Your servant, my prince; you reigned most worthily, I condole with you on your abdication.

    The Lady of Lyons Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Others came in, some to drink, some to condole—all, to talk.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • But this was not the worst; some of them were so ill advised as to condole with Wilkinson.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • I am the innocent sufferer now,' added he; 'condole with me, pussy!

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I could condole with you on the charge, but you will find it the only way not to seem to thwart her.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Write to me at once, if only to condole with me about the chapel.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for condole

condole

/kənˈdəʊl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) foll by with. to express sympathy with someone in grief, pain, etc
Derived Forms
condolatory, adjective
condoler, noun
condolingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Church Latin condolēre to suffer pain (with another), from Latin com- together + dolēre to grieve, feel pain
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Word Origin and History for condole
v.

late 15c., "to sorrow," from Late Latin condolere "to suffer with another," from com- "with" (see com-) + dolere "to grieve." Meaning "to express condolences" is recorded from 1650s. Related: Condoled; condoling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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