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empathize

verb em·pa·thize \ˈem-pə-ˌthīz\

: to have the same feelings as another person : to feel empathy for someone

em·pa·thizedem·pa·thiz·ing

Full Definition of EMPATHIZE

intransitive verb
:  to experience empathy <empathized with his son's fears>
em·pa·thiz·er \-ˌthī-zər\ noun

First Known Use of EMPATHIZE

circa 1921

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with EMPATHIZE

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EMPATHIZER Defined for Kids

empathize

verb em·pa·thize \ˈem-pə-ˌthīz\
em·pa·thizedem·pa·thiz·ing

Definition of EMPATHIZE for Kids

:  to share the same feelings as another person :  to feel empathy <I empathize with your situation.>
Medical Dictionary

empathize

intransitive verb em·pa·thize
em·pa·thized or British em·pa·thisedem·pa·thiz·ing or British em·pa·this·ing

Medical Definition of EMPATHIZE

:  to experience empathy <adults unable to empathize with a child's frustrations>

Variants of EMPATHIZE

em·pa·thize or British em·pa·thise \ˈem-pə-ˌthīz\

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