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.
Origin of commiserate
Can be confusedcommensurate commiserate
Examples from the Web for commiserative
Eugene Bantry, flying expertly by with Mamie, was bestowing upon Mr. Flitcroft a commiserative wink.
That was why I murmured in a commiserative tone, "Luther's niece—poor girl!"The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The clearest listener he could find, and the least commiserative, happily.Adventures in the Arts|Marsden Hartley
Mr. Henry Slater received Cordelia with a smile that was both conciliating and commiserative.The Silver Poppy|Arthur Stringer