extend (one's) sympathy

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extend (one's) sympathy

To share one's condolences. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Please extend my sympathy to your mother as well. Don't worry, I extended your sympathy in my card too.
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extend one's sympathy (to someone)

to express sympathy to someone. (A very polite and formal way to tell someone that you are sorry about a misfortune.) Please permit me to extend my sympathy to you and your children. I'm very sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Let's extend our sympathy to Bill Jones, who is in the hospital with a broken leg. We should send him some flowers.
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'I extend my sympathy and condolences to the whole family over the tragedy,' he posted on Facebook.
CAN I first extend my sympathy to the poor man who poised himself on the pedestrian crossing at Paradise Circus - and say a great big thank you to all the caring and considerate people who were reportedly telling him to jump at various times.
I also to extend my sympathy to Mr Moat's family, for they too are victims.
Coroner Isobel O'Dea returned an open verdict on both deaths and said: "I would like to extend my sympathy to the parents."
I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of these people especially to the relatives and friends of the Filipino staff.
"I extend my sympathy to the Kilroe family who after all have lost a son."
I WOULD like to extend my sympathy to those poor people who found themselves helpless as floods ruined their homes and possessions.
From the sound of things Michelle can look after herself, but to anyone who is glued to the box in the hope of another under-the-table encounter, I can only extend my sympathy.