commiserate
[ kuh-miz-uh-reyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century; Latin from commiserat- "commiserated," from the verb commiserari, from com- "with" + miserari "to lament," from miser "wretched"
Synonyms
  • sympathize condole
Antonyms
  • be indifferent turn away
Definition
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity
Example
A) She tried to commiserate with her friend's frustration, but just couldn't feel sympathetic. B) He will commiserate with his wife on her struggles at work, as he really can't do anything else.
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