Condole Con*dole", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Condoled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Condoling}.] [L. condolere; con- + dolere to feel pain, grieve. See {Doleful}.] To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed by with. [1913 Webster]

Your friends would have cause to rejoice, rather than condole with you. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

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  • condole — ► VERB (condole with) ▪ express sympathy for. ORIGIN Latin condolere grieve or suffer with …   English terms dictionary

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  • condole — (v.) late 15c., to sorrow, from L.L. condolere to suffer with another, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + dolere to grieve. Meaning to express condolences is recorded from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

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  • condole — [kən dəʊl] verb (condole with) express sympathy for. Origin C16: from Christian L. condolere, from con with + dolere grieve, suffer …   English new terms dictionary

  • condole — verb condole with sb phrasal verb (T) formal to express sympathy for someone s problems …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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