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sympathize

sym·pa·thize

sympathize

 
pronunciation:
sIm p thaIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sympathized, sympathizes, sympathizing
definition 1: to deeply understand or share in another's emotions (often followed by "with").
I sympathized with his feeling of loneliness because I was lonely too when I first came to this school.
synonyms:
understand
similar words:
appreciate, identify, pity
definition 2: to feel or express one's understanding of or sadness at the pain or trouble that another person feels.
She sympathized with me about the death in our family.
similar words:
pity
derivations: sympathizingly (adv.), sympathizer (n.)
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