from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with.
- intransitive v. To feel or express sympathy: commiserated over their failure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. commiserating, pitying, lamentful
- v. To feel or express compassion or sympathy for (someone or something).
- v. To offer condolences jointly with; express sympathy with.
- v. To sympathize; condole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To feel sorrow, pain, or regret for; to pity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To feel sorrow, regret, or compassion for, through sympathy; compassionate; pity: applied to persons or things: as, to commiserate a person or his condition.
- To regret; lament; deplore; be sorry for.
- To express pity for; condole with: as, he commiserated him on his misfortune.
- Synonyms To sympathize with, feel for, condole with.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to feel or express sympathy or compassion
Latin commiserārī, commiserāt- : com-, com- + miserārī, to pity (from miser, wretched).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From commiserātus, the perfect passive participle of commiseror. (Wiktionary)
Modelled upon commiserāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin commiseror. (Wiktionary)