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sympathize

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intransitive verb sym·pa·thize \ˈsim-pə-ˌthīz\

Simple Definition of sympathize

  • : to feel sorry for someone who is in a bad situation : to feel sympathy for someone because you understand that person's problems

  • : to feel or show support for or approval of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sympathize

sympathized

sympathizing

  1. 1 :  to be in keeping, accord, or harmony

  2. 2 :  to react or respond in sympathy

  3. 3 :  to share in suffering or grief :  commiserate <sympathize with a friend in trouble>; also :  to express such sympathy

  4. 4 :  to be in sympathy intellectually <sympathize with a proposal>

sympathizer

noun

Examples of sympathize in a sentence

  1. I sympathize but how can I help?



1600

First Known Use of sympathize

1600


SYMPATHIZE Defined for Kids

sympathize

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verb sym·pa·thize \ˈsim-pə-ˌthīz\

Definition of sympathize for Students

sympathized

sympathizing

  1. 1 :  to feel or show pity or care and understanding for <We sympathize with the family in its sorrow.>

  2. 2 :  to be in favor of something <… no one sympathized with him in his little attempts to discover a quiet place for the seals. — Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book>





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