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 commiserating
In recent days, Shuler has been commiserating with defeated moderates who have applauded his race.
"That is odd; but perhaps you have spent all your life ashore" (this in commiserating accents).Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
But John Knott went on quietly, commiserating her inwardly, yet unswerving in common sense.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
A commiserating thankfulness swelled in their breasts with each deep, clean inspiration.The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
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.