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American English: /kəˈmɪzəˌreɪt/
British English: /kəˈmɪzəreɪt/

intransitive verb

  • I do commiserate, I know what it's like
    te compadezco or [humorous] te acompaño en el sentimiento, sé muy bien lo que es eso
    I commiserated with him about losing his job
    le dije cuánto sentía que se hubiera quedado sin trabajo
    Example sentences
    • They congratulate you on the streets after a victory and commiserate with you, or ask you what happened when you lose.
    • She was to go up to the house when she came home to commiserate with them.
    • He was the ‘unhappiest man in the land ‘, a singer you didn't so much listen to as commiserate with.

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