commiserate with (one)

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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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In a statement issued by the Seyi Makinde organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde said that politics should not be used as a yardstick to determine when to rejoice or commiserate with one another.
What to do, he wondered out loud to another concerned, college-obsessed parent, otherwise known as a fellow member of the "Kitchen People"--parents who gathered occasionally to commiserate with one another, lie to one another, and otherwise trade war stories about a campaign that began, innocently enough, in late summer with the arrival of glossy college "view-books" before climaxing in early spring with letters of acceptance--or rejection.
Kumar's charges were not without basis but by raking it up on the day when people across the country lit candles in remembrance of the dead and reached out to commiserate with one another, he only managed to prove that even on an issue that should have glued us all, our politicians stand divided.