[ kuh-miz-uh-reyt ]
/ kəˈmɪz əˌreɪt /
verb (used with object), com·mis·er·at·ed, com·mis·er·at·ing.
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
verb (used without object), com·mis·er·at·ed, com·mis·er·at·ing.
to sympathize (usually followed by with): They commiserated with him over the loss of his job.
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Origin of commiserate
OTHER WORDS FROM commiserate
com·mis·er·a·ble, adjectivecom·mis·er·a·tion, nouncom·mis·er·a·tive, adjectivecom·mis·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
com·mis·er·a·tor, nounnon·com·mis·er·a·tion, nounnon·com·mis·er·a·tive, adjectivenon·com·mis·er·a·tive·ly, adverbun·com·mis·er·at·ed, adjectiveun·com·mis·er·at·ing, adjectiveun·com·mis·er·a·tive, adjectiveun·com·mis·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commiseratecommensurate, commiserate
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British Dictionary definitions for commiserate
/ (kəˈmɪzəˌreɪt) /
(when intr, usually foll by with) to feel or express sympathy or compassion (for)
Derived forms of commiserate
commiserable, adjectivecommiseration, nouncommiserative, adjectivecommiseratively, adverb
Word Origin for commiserate
C17: from Latin commiserārī, from com- together + miserārī to bewail, pity, from miser wretched
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