sympathize

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verb sym·pa·thize \ˈsim-pə-ˌthīz\

Definition of sympathize

sympathized

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sympathizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be in keeping, accord, or harmony

  3. 2 :  to react or respond in sympathy

  4. 3 :  to share in suffering or grief :  commiserate sympathize with a friend in trouble; also :  to express such sympathy

  5. 4 :  to be in sympathy intellectually sympathize with a proposal

sympathizer

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Examples of sympathize in a Sentence

  1. I sympathize but how can I help?

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First Known Use of sympathize

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SYMPATHIZE Defined for English Language Learners

sympathize

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verb sym·pa·thize \ˈsim-pə-ˌthīz\

Definition of sympathize for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SYMPATHIZE Defined for Kids

sympathize

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verb sym·pa·thize \ˈsim-pə-ˌthīz\

Definition of sympathize for Students

sympathized

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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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