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commiserate with (one)

To express mutual sympathy with one about a shared negative experience. Luckily, I can commiserate with my classmates about how mean our science teacher is.
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commiserate with someone

to share one's misery with another person who is also miserable. I stopped by Bruce's house to commiserate with him on being laid off.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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His girlfriend Lisa Murphy joined the team to commiserate. She said: "We are all disappointed but they did their best."
I didn't know whether to congratulate or commiserate but he won't go far wrong in that relationship.
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Sir Elton rang Lewington to commiserate when he was axed after a run of four defeats in five games.
I don't do champagne, I can celebrate and commiserate on pints."
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Which is why I am sure Sir Alex will be the first to publicly lambast his players if they put pressure on the referee, and to commiserate if he awards Leeds a controversial penalty.
A delegation of the Ondo State Government on Tuesday visited the ancient town of Idoani to commiserate with the families of the victims who were killed during an armed robbery incident.
All that remains is to congratulate the champions and commiserate with the runners- up.
As more Lagosians commiserate with families of the victims, Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also paid a visit the site of the collapsed three-storey building at Ita-Faji on Lagos Island on Thursday where over 12 people, including children, were reported dead.