Definition of commiserate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

commiserate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈmɪzəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪzəreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they commiserate
BrE BrE//kəˈmɪzəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪzəreɪt//
 
he / she / it commiserates
BrE BrE//kəˈmɪzəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪzəreɪts//
 
past simple commiserated
BrE BrE//kəˈmɪzəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪzəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle commiserated
BrE BrE//kəˈmɪzəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪzəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form commiserating
BrE BrE//kəˈmɪzəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪzəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] commiserate (with somebody) (on/about/for/over something) | + speech to show somebody sympathy when they are upset or disappointed about something She commiserated with the losers on their defeat. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin commiserat- ‘commiserated’, from the verb commiserari, from com- ‘with’ + miserari ‘to lament’ (from miser ‘wretched’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commiserate