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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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Williams, in what can only be described as a moment of embarrassing weakness, defends his wife's remarks and even commiserates with her about Isabel's rebuke.
Terrible accidents are always happening to the Y chromosome," she commiserates.
Arendt commiserates with McCarthy on the torture of correcting overzealous editors: "The outrage is that they make us work to undo what they did.