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 commiseration
She looked into her lover's face and saw in it a look of commiseration and perplexity.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
They rouse the commiseration of the populace, which at Paris is easily stimulated and frenzied.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
But I think the greatest part of this favor was owing to their commiseration of those whom they saw to make no innovations.The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem|Flavius Josephus
The aboriginal inhabitants of these countries I have regarded with the commiseration their history inspires.
Sam approached him with a very slow, dignified step, and a look of commiseration.
Word Origin for commiserate
1580s, from Middle French commisération, from Latin commiserationem (nominative commiseratio) "act or fact of pitying," noun of action from past participle stem of commiserari "to pity," from com- intensive prefix (see com-) + miserari "bewail, lament," from miser "wretched" (see miser).
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.