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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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Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, also commiserated with President Buhari over the passing away of his Hajiya Aisha Mamman.
In a statement through his Twitter handle on Saturday, Atiku, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also commiserated with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.
THE Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday commiserated with the families and victims of the road accident that happened on Jan.
Prime Minister's Advisor on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqi has also extended his heart felt condolence and commiserated with the bereaved family.
The chief minister, in a statement, expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious human lives and commiserated with the bereaved families.
He said: "Brian had a call from Tana and he commiserated with him being injured as if he had nothing to do with it.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the reported killings, injury of several persons and what he observed as wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state in the New Year.
IT WAS Nigella," said writer and broadcaster John Diamond, who died this week after a four-year battle with throat cancer, "who fixed appointments: Nigella who talked to editors and producers: Nigella who cooked special meals I fancied on a whim and who commiserated when I could only eat a mouthful: Nigella who got up for the children: Nigella who lay with me at night and made some of the fear and frustration go away.
SCOTLAND boss Craig Brown was commiserated on his side's Euro 2000 play-off pairing with England yesterday by the most unlikely of sources - the Queen.
The President commiserated with the bereaved family and prayed for salvation of the departed soul.
I commiserated with her on missing out to Elizabeth star Cate Blanchett.