- Feel or express sympathy or pity for someone.
- To share in or understand the feelings of another person, especially those of sorrow or disappointment.
Late 16th century: from latin commiserari "have compassion for", from com- (from cum "together with") + miserari "have compassion".
- I commiserated with her on the loss of her father.
- We commiserated over the failure of our business venture.
- The two friends commiserated on the difficulties they were facing.
- The team commiserated with their coach after the loss of the game.
- He commiserated with her over the loss of her job.