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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In their separate statements, they extended their sympathy to the families of martyred and prayed for high ranks in heaven for martyrs.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have condemned the terrorist attack in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday and expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the incident.In their separate statements, they extended their sympathy to the families of martyred and prayed for high ranks in heaven for martyrs.
They have also extended their sympathy and support to the people and government of Ethiopia at this moment of grief.
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