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Verb: sympathise  'sim-pu,thIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: sympathize)
  1. Share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    - sympathize
     
  2. To feel or express sympathy or compassion
    "sympathise with him, he knew that she herself would not care";
    - commiserate, sympathize
     
  3. Be understanding of
    "You don't need to explain--I sympathise!";
    - sympathize, empathize, empathise [Brit], understand

Derived forms: sympathising, sympathises, sympathised

Type of: compassionate, condole with, experience, feel, feel for, pity, sympathize with