empathize

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verb em·pa·thize \ˈem-pə-ˌthīz\

Definition of empathize

empathized

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empathizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to experience empathy empathized with his son's fears

empathizer

play \ˈem-pə-ˌthī-zər\ noun

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First Known Use of empathize

circa 1916


EMPATHIZE Defined for English Language Learners

empathize

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verb

Definition of empathize for English Language Learners

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


EMPATHIZE Defined for Kids

empathize

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verb em·pa·thize \ˈem-pə-ˌthīz\

Definition of empathize for Students

empathized

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empathizing

  1. :  to share the same feelings as another person :  to feel empathy I empathize with your situation.


Medical Dictionary

empathize

intransitive verb em·pa·thize
variants: or British

empathise

\ˈem-pə-ˌthīz\play

Medical Definition of empathize

empathized

or British

empathised

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empathizing

or British

empathising

  1. :  to experience empathy adults unable to empathize with a child's frustrations

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