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commiserate

[ kuh-miz-uh-reyt ]
/ k蓹藞m瑟z 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), com路mis路er路at路ed, com路mis路er路at路ing.
to sympathize (usually followed by with): They commiserated with him over the loss of his job.
verb (used with object), com路mis路er路at路ed, com路mis路er路at路ing.
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
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Origin of commiserate

First recorded in 1585鈥95; from Latin commiser膩tus (past participle of commiser膩r墨 ), equivalent to com- com- + miser 鈥減itiable鈥 (see misery) + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM commiserate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commiserate

commensurate, commiserate
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British Dictionary definitions for commiserate

commiserate
/ (k蓹藞m瑟z蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(when intr, usually foll by with) to feel or express sympathy or compassion (for)

Derived forms of commiserate

Word Origin for commiserate

C17: from Latin commiser膩r墨, from com- together + miser膩r墨 to bewail, pity, from miser wretched
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