verb (used with object), com·mis·er·at·ed, com·mis·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), com·mis·er·at·ed, com·mis·er·at·ing.
- comminuted fracture,
Origin of commiserate
Examples from the Web for commiserate
So she called another really famous pop star to commiserate and ask for advice.
After McCain takes the Florida primary, Romney gathers his troops in a hotel room to commiserate.Inside ‘Mitt,’ Netflix’s All-Access Mitt Romney Documentary|Marlow Stern|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when he invites a wheelchair-bound guest to commiserate with him about his bubble-wrapped foot, things go downhill from there.
No one seemed at hand to commiserate her sufferings, to supply her wants, or to assist her weakness.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II|Francis Augustus Cox
Is not my meditation rather to be inclined another way, to condole and commiserate their distress who have none?Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions|John Donne
There is, however, room to commiserate Keller Bey, from whom these things were hidden.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
Here and there a star peeped out as though to commiserate Athens upon its loneliness.Across the Mesa|Jarvis Hall
And these are the people who commiserate an Englishman on being compelled to live in our cold, damp, foggy island!Diversions in Sicily|H. Festing Jones
Word Origin for commiserate
c.1600, from Latin commiseratus, past participle of commiserari "to pity, bewail" (see commiseration). Related: Commiserated; commiserating. An Old English loan-translation of commiserate was efensargian.