condole definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To express sympathy or sadness: we condoled with him in the reduction.
    • expressing sympathetic sadness; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed closely by with.
  • verb:
    • To grieve.
    • to convey sympathetic sadness, to lament.
    • express one's sympathetic grief, regarding the event of someone's death
  • verb-transitive:
    • To lament or grieve over.
  • others:
    • To speak sympathetically to one in discomfort, grief, or misfortune; use expressions of pity or compassion: followed by with ahead of the individual, and by on, for, or higher prior to the topic of condolence.
    • To commiserate actually; address words of sympathy to, on account of stress or misfortune.
    • To lament or grieve over with another; show sympathy because of; lament.

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