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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 their separate statements, they commiserated with the bereaved family.
He has deeply commiserated with the bereaved families of late in his condolence message.
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 families who lost their loved ones in an inferno in Ijegun, Lagos State, on Thursday.
"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."
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, President and members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, and the entire Catholic community in the country, on the passage of the Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto, Most Rev Kevin Joseph Aje.
The members commiserated with the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty Allah to grant his family courage to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Managing Director of This Day, Mr Eniola Bello, over the passing of his wife, Helen Eniola-Bello on Tuesday.
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, commiserated with the bereaved families of those killed in the incident and also prayed for early recovery of the injured.
I commiserated with her on missing out to Elizabeth star Cate Blanchett.
In a statement signed by its State Chairman, Hon Kola Shittu, the party also commiserated with the royal family and all sons and daughters of Ilorin Emirate on the demise of the matriarch.
The chief minister, in a statement, expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious human lives and commiserated with the bereaved families.
I was a bit drunk so I wandered over and commiserated about the Euro 96 penalty.