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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To express sympathy or sorrow: I condoled with him in his loss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To grieve.
  • v. To express sympathetic sorrow, to lament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed by with.
  • transitive v. To lament or grieve over.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To speak sympathetically to one in pain, grief, or misfortune; use expressions of pity or compassion: followed by with before the person, and by on, for, or over before the subject of condolence.
  • To commiserate personally; address words of sympathy to, on account of distress or misfortune.
  • To lament or grieve over with another; express sympathy on account of; lament.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death

Etymologies

Late Latin condolēre, to feel another's pain : Latin com-, com- + Latin dolēre, to grieve.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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