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commiserate Explained

commiserate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


commiserate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I + with] formal [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of commiserari, from com- ( COM-) + miserari 'to pity']// to express your sympathy for someone who is unhappy about something//

commiserate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "commiserate":
ache, be sorry for, bleed, bleed for, comfort, compassionate,
condole with, console, express sympathy for, feel for,
feel sorrow for, feel sorry for, feel with, grieve for,
grieve with, lament for, pity, sorrow with, speak soothing words,
sympathize, sympathize with, weep for, weep with

commiserate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

~ (with sb) (on / about / for / over sth) to show sb sympathy when they are upset or disappointed about sth:
[V] She commiserated with the losers on their defeat. [also V speech]

Commiserate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

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

We should commiserate our mutual ignorance. --Locke.

Syn: To pity; compassionate; lament; condole.

commiserate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : to feel or express sympathy or compassion [syn: {sympathize},

commiserate at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Etymology 1

From Inter: term » commiseratus|commiserātus|lang=la, the perfect passive participle of Inter: term » commiseror|lang=la.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: enPR » kəmĭʹzərət, Inter: IPA » /kəˈmɪzəɹət/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@"mIz@r\@t/


Inter: en-adj » -
  • Inter: obsolete » rare commiserating, pitying, lamentful
    1. 1593: Category: w - :Thomas Nashe|Thomas Nashe, Christ’s Teares over Jerusalem, page 157 (1815 edited republication)
    2. : In the time of Gregory Nazianzene, if we may credit ecclesiastical records, there sprung up the direfulest mortality in Rome that mankind hath been acquainted with; scarce able were the living to bury the dead, and not so much but their streets were digged up for graves, which this holy Father (with no little commiserate heart-bleeding) beholding, commanded all the clergy (for he was at that time their chief bishop) to assemble in prayer and supplications, and deal forcingly beseeching with God, to intermit his fury and forgive them.


      * “†coˈmmiserate, ppl. a.” listed in the Category: w - :Oxford English Dictionary|Oxford English Dictionary Ed.; 1989

      Etymology 2

      Modelled upon Inter: term » |commiserāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » commiseror|lang=la.

      Alternative forms

      Inter: top » 3

  • Inter: l » en|comiserat Inter: qualifier » obsolete

  • Inter: mid » 3
    • Inter: l » en|comiserate Inter: qualifier » obsolete spelling and modern misspelling

    Inter: mid » 3
  • Inter: l » en|comisserate Inter: qualifier » obsolete spelling and modern misspelling

  • Inter: botto » m


    * Inter: a » RP Inter: enPR » kəmĭʹzərāt, Inter: IPA » /kəˈmɪzəɹeɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@"mIz@r\eIt/


    Inter: en-verb » commiserates|commiserating|commiserated
  • Inter: transitiv » e To feel or express compassion or sympathy for (someone or something).
    1. Inter: ambitransitiv » e To offer condolences jointly with; express sympathy with.
    2. Inter: intransitive » as the phrasal verb commiserate with To sympathize; condole.
      Derived terms
      * Inter: l » en|commiserating, Inter: l » en|commiseratingly

  • Inter: l » en|commiseration
    Inter: trans-top » to feel or express compassion or sympathy
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|zich identificeren met
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ottaa osaa
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kondolere
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сочувствовать|tr=sočúvstvovat' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|соболезновать|tr=soboléznovat' Inter: imp » f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to offer condolences
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ottaa osaa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to sympathize, condole
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ottaa osaa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » bg: Inter: t+ » bg|съчувствувам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|compatir

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * “commiserate, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary Ed.; 1989

    Related terms

    * misery



  • Inter: conjugation of » commiserare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » commiserare||2|p|imp|lang=it
    2. Inter: form of » Feminine plural|commiserato


      * ammoscirete

  • esercitammo

  • Category: Category:Italian past participle forms -
    Category: Category:Italian verb forms -
    Translation: et » commiserate
    Translation: fr » commiserate
    Translation: ko » commiserate
    Translation: io » commiserate
    Translation: kn » commiserate
    Translation: mg » commiserate
    Translation: my » commiserate
    Translation: pl » commiserate
    Translation: fi » commiserate
    Translation: ta » commiserate
    Translation: te » commiserate
    Translation: vi » commiserate
    Translation: zh » commiserate