extend sympathy

extend one's sympathy (to someone)

to express sympathy to someone. (A very polite and formal way to tell someone that you are sorry about a misfortune.) Please permit me to extend my sympathy to you and your children. I'm very sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Let's extend our sympathy to Bill Jones, who is in the hospital with a broken leg. We should send him some flowers.
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asked extend sympathy He was also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by allegedly arranging to have repairs on a BMW.
Designed on one level to conjure the effects of a repressive society on women with few available choices, "Love" feels frigid even though Wasilewski likely wants to extend sympathy to their situations.
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They said that that yarn merchants and the business community were grieved at the gruesome terror attack on innocent students of Army Public School Peshawar and extend sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved families.
On behalf of the community I extend sympathy to the family following this sad and frightening incident.
It is easy for European federalists to prep up street demonstrators; to "invite" Ukraine to look towards the West; to offer billions of euros over the next couple of years; and to extend sympathy for the masses camping out into the streets of Kiev.
The crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were honoured to keep watch over this solemn event and extend sympathy to the McSherry family and Alan''s friends.
We extend deep condolences over the death of Margaret Thatcher and wish to extend sympathy to her family," spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing.
It's tempting to extend sympathy to Thousand Stars until you examine his own career path.
The memorial should be welcomed if intended to commemorate the innocent victims of the tragedy, but should be firmly resisted in any form that may appear to extend sympathy to Nazi fascists.
But Julie was in no mood to extend sympathy to the killer.
Intuitions that may have evolved to deal with life in the clan or the tribe are now enabling us to extend sympathy to other people and treat them as having interests equivalent to our own.
I would like to extend sympathy from the club to his family.
His gravelly voice rumbled with suitable outrage over Reagan's farm policy, and then, poised to extend sympathy, Burdick turned to a young farmer and asked how he was managing financially.
I extend sympathy to the McConville family and all who suffered at the hands of Republicans.