v. com·mis·er·at·ed, com·mis·er·at·ing, com·mis·er·ates
To feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with.
To feel or express sympathy: commiserated over their failure.
[Latin commiserārī, commiserāt- : com-, com- + miserārī, to pity (from miser, wretched).]
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