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condole

[ kuhn-dohl ]
/ kənˈdoʊl /
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verb (used without object), con·doled, con·dol·ing.

to express sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief (usually followed by with): to condole with a friend whose father has died.

verb (used with object), con·doled, con·dol·ing.

Obsolete. to grieve with.

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Origin of condole

1580–90; <Late Latin condolēre, equivalent to con-con- + dolēre to feel pain; akin to dolor

OTHER WORDS FROM condole

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH condole

condole , console
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British Dictionary definitions for condole

condole
/ (kənˈdəʊl) /

verb

(intr foll by with) to express sympathy with someone in grief, pain, etc

Derived forms of condole

condolatory, adjectivecondoler, nouncondolingly, adverb

Word Origin for condole

C16: from Church Latin condolēre to suffer pain (with another), from Latin com- together + dolēre to grieve, feel pain
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