verb (used without object), con·doled, con·dol·ing.
verb (used with object), con·doled, con·dol·ing.
Origin of condole
Examples from the Web for condole
They had come to condole with her, and had managed to let her understand what people were murmuring.December Love|Robert Hichens
"I sympathize and condole with you," he said to the old man.Marion Fay|Anthony Trollope
Can you fear him that is near such endless misery, whom you should condole and pity (as the ancient martyrs used to do)?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Nay, I do condole With her; ay, from the bottom of my heart.Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III|M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
I condole with you in your bereavement, but it is the fortune of war.The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for condole
Word Origin for condole
Word Origin and History for condole
late 15c., "to sorrow," from Late Latin condolere "to suffer with another," from com- "with" (see com-) + dolere "to grieve." Meaning "to express condolences" is recorded from 1650s. Related: Condoled; condoling.