Definition of sympathize
- sympathize with a friend in trouble
- sympathize with a proposal
I sympathize but how can I help?
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: 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
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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