Definition of Condole

1. Verb. Express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death. "You must condole the widow"

Generic synonyms: Commiserate, Sympathise, Sympathize
Derivative terms: Condolence

Definition of Condole

1. v. i. To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed by with.

2. v. t. To lament or grieve over.

Definition of Condole

1. Verb. To grieve. ¹

2. Verb. To express sympathetic sorrow, to lament. ¹

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Definition of Condole

1. to mourn [v -DOLED, -DOLING, -DOLES] - See also: mourn

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Literary usage of Condole

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"In 1632 he accompanied, as secretary, the embassy of Robert Sidney, earl of Leicester, which was sent to the court of Denmark to condole with the king on ..."

2. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"to condole the Loss of s Sister. Found all well at home. Laus Deo. It seems on Friday, March, 30. Mr. Menzies the Attorney, Travelling towards Boston 3 or 4 ..."

3. Jackanapes: Daddy Darwin's Dovecot. The Story of a Short Life by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, Horatia K. F. Gatty (1887)
"On the contrary, Mrs. Johnson said she never to her dying day should forget how, when she went to condole with her, the old lady came forward, ..."

4. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1873)
"... 2'2 j 7 e Hardware Manufacture: Warning fiom America, 1 ПО с Hardwicke (Earl of) Shire Meeting to condole the Family, 29 » 9/ Harris (Isaac) a Trafalgar ..."

5. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"Monsieur Plesse, a Danish privy counsellor, is arrived here, and gone for Windsor, to condole the prince and princesse upon the death of the duke of ..."

6. Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1846)
"Lord Holderness sent by George the Second to condole with the Princess.—Her insulting treatment of him.—Her dislike of her father, and the cause. ..."

7. Otzinachson: Or, a History of the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna by John Franklin Meginness (1857)
"... HIS DEATH AND CHARACTER—CONRAD WEISER SENT TO condole WITH HIS FAMILY. THE first house erected at Shamokin was by Conrad Weiser, for the Indian Chief ..."

8. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... Some to condole, and «orne to bring supplies : While yet it burns, th' officious nation flies, One sende him marble to rebuild, and one With naked ..."

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