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

Derived forms: sympathizes, sympathizing, sympathized

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

Encyclopedia: Sympathize