offer (someone) (one's) condolences

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offer (someone) (one's) condolences

To extend a semi-formal declaration or expression of sympathy to someone who has experienced a recent pain, grief, or misfortune, especially the death of a relative or loved one. Tom, I just heard about your wife's passing and wanted to offer my most sincere condolences. We're calling over after lunch to offer condolences to the family. Jane wasn't able to make it to the funeral, but she wanted to offer you her condolences nonetheless.
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Summary: 'It is painful news; we offer our condolences to the family of our former player,' club says
"Nuclear Blast would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss.
We share the deep pain of the friendly and brotherly Iranian people and relatives of those killed and offer our condolences," the Turkish MFA said.
"We are deeply saddened to hear news of Susan Tsvangirai's death and we offer our condolences," she added.
Moved by himself and seconded by members Peter Clarke, Peter Coffin, Peter Elliott, Peter Fenty, Peter Hobbs, Peter Irish, Peter Inukpuk, Peter Monk, Peter Tovell, Peter Wall, Pierre Voyer and Louise Peters: "Whereas there are at this synod more Peters than any other name, such as Michaels and Davids, who are, as we all know, common as dirt, we declare this to be a day of commemoration of Saints Peter the Many and offer our condolences to those of you not so similarly blessed." (The house of bishops has long featured a spate of members named David or Michael.)