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
Indeed, in the midst of the ongoing crisis in his state, Walker actually called Governor Kaisch of Ohio, who's contemplating similar proposals, to "commiserate" about what he's going through.
While we often "commiserate" our victimhood with other people, it's a better idea to share how we authentically feel (in a vulnerable way) and to engage in an inquiry with people we trust about why this situation may be happening for us.
While we often "commiserate" our victimhood with other people, it's a better idea to share how we authentically feel in a vulnerable way and to engage in an inquiry with people we trust about why this situation may be happening for us.
The commiserate—not 'commiserate'—the kick to our economy
The commiserate—not 'commiserate'—the kick to our ...
Or is Twitter the latest and, to put it ironically, greatest step in the stripping of meaning from news, information and social discourse? to "commiserate" with other pre-dawn DJs, and chat with listeners.
He was shaking his head and looked the way I feel when I want a cigarette, so I tried to commiserate.
Off to explore the possibilities under the sink to commiserate with the demise of British boxing this year.
Or just now going back to grad-school, where I could commiserate with my best friends about how hard the work is?
Your group of writer friends are the one who will encourage and commiserate with you.
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