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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Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Moira McLaughlin, said: "The book of condolence will allow the people of Wirral to extend their sympathy to the families, loved ones and friends of those who lost their lives on July 22.
Their statement said: "They extend their sympathy and prayers to the Cazaly family on their own loss in such tragic circumstances.
The boy's solicitor said that both the defendant and his family wanted to express to the court "their unequivocal remorse and extend their sympathy to the victim".
'The commanding officer and the ship's crew are all deeply shocked by his death and extend their sympathy to Mr Somerville's family.'