A Word A Day : Commiserate
Saturday, 15th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : kae-miz'e-rat
1. To feel or express sorrow or pity for
2. Sympathize with
3. To experience or express compassion
4. Listen to woes of another
5. Express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death
6. To share misery, to feel pity
Latin commiserari, commiserat- : com-, com- + miserari, to pity (from miser, wretched)
1. Be indifferent
2. Turn away
• Randy called Sam on the phone to commiserate
• Listen to my tale. When you have heard that, abandon or commiserate
me, as you shall judge that I deserve.
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