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verb as in listen to woes of another

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A Virginia lawmaker seated to Thompson’s left, who at the library gave an impassioned speech about the danger of rolling back civil rights gains, commiserated.

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About 100 people sat closely together at different tables—including Paulina Porizkova, with whom I commiserated about how insufferable the Oscars were—and took in the family-style food items like organic chicken complete with toes and fingernails.

If you need to find someone to celebrate or commiserate with, there’s a good chance you’ll find them at Lucky.

There is no more telling indication of the mental atmosphere he has engendered than the fact that not a single major Bollywood actor or cricketer has the courage to come forward and commiserate with their country engulfed in grief.

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On Twitter, some fellow writer-moms and I were commiserating about how many of us have cried in the bathroom.

So she called another really famous pop star to commiserate and ask for advice.

After McCain takes the Florida primary, Romney gathers his troops in a hotel room to commiserate.

And when he invites a wheelchair-bound guest to commiserate with him about his bubble-wrapped foot, things go downhill from there.

Enter, an English version of, where people commiserate by sharing their days in short, wry sentences.

No one seemed at hand to commiserate her sufferings, to supply her wants, or to assist her weakness.

People down here have not forgotten auld lang syne and I dare say the rocking chair fleet will at once begin to commiserate me.

The poor will, I trust, commiserate my misfortunes, and shed a sympathetic tear at the mournful tale of my miserable fate.

However little I commiserate the royal races, the fate of Ghisle touched me.

There is, however, room to commiserate Keller Bey, from whom these things were hidden.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to commiserate, such as: sympathize, ache, compassionate, condole, console, and feel.

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