Commiserating
Commiserate Com*mis"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commiserated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commiserating}.] [L. commiseratus, p. p. of commiserari to commiserate; com- + miserari to pity. See {Miserable}.] To feel sorrow, pain, or regret for; to pity. [1913 Webster]

Then must we those, who groan, beneath the weight Of age, disease, or want, commiserate. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

We should commiserate our mutual ignorance. --Locke.

Syn: To pity; compassionate; lament; condole. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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