Sympathize
Sympathize Sym"pa*thize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sympathized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sympathizing}.] [F. sympathiser. See {Sympathy}.] 1. To have a common feeling, as of bodily pleasure or pain. [1913 Webster]

The mind will sympathize so much with the anguish and debility of the body, that it will be too distracted to fix itself in meditation. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]

2. To feel in consequence of what another feels; to be affected by feelings similar to those of another, in consequence of knowing the person to be thus affected. [1913 Webster]

Their countrymen . . . sympathized with their heroes in all their adventures. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To agree; to be in accord; to harmonize. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sympathize — Sym pa*thize, v. t. 1. To experience together. [Obs.] This sympathized . . . error. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To ansew to; to correspond to. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sympathize — I verb be compassionate, be moved, be sorry for, be touched, be understanding, comfort, commiserate, condole, congruere, console, eadem sentire, empathize, express sympathy, feel for, grieve with, have pity, identify with, lament with, misereri,… …   Law dictionary

  • sympathize — to have fellow feeling, c.1600; see SYMPATHY (Cf. sympathy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Sympathized; sympathizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • sympathize — (Amer.) sym·pa·thize || sɪmpəθaɪz v. commiserate, feel compassion for; condole; be in agreement with (also sympathise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sympathize — [v] feel for, be compassionate ache, agree, appreciate, be in accord, be in sympathy, be kind to, be there for*, be understanding, bleed for*, comfort, commiserate, compassionate, comprehend, condole, emphathize, feel heart go out to*, go along… …   New thesaurus

  • sympathize — (also sympathise) ► VERB 1) feel or express sympathy. 2) agree with a sentiment or opinion. DERIVATIVES sympathizer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sympathize — [sim′pə thīz΄] vi. sympathized, sympathizing [Fr sympathiser] 1. to share or understand the feelings or ideas of another; be in sympathy 2. to feel or express sympathy, esp. in pity or compassion; commiserate 3. Now Rare to be in harmony or… …   English World dictionary

  • sympathize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ completely, deeply, fully (esp. BrE), really ▪ I completely sympathize with the workers situation. ▪ I sympathize deeply with his family …   Collocations dictionary

  • sympathize — [[t]sɪ̱mpəθaɪz[/t]] sympathizes, sympathizing, sympathized (in BRIT, also use sympathise) 1) VERB If you sympathize with someone who is in a bad situation, you show that you are sorry for them. [V with n] I must tell you how much I sympathize… …   English dictionary

  • sympathize — UK [ˈsɪmpəθaɪz] / US [ˈsɪmpəˌθaɪz] verb [intransitive] Word forms sympathize : present tense I/you/we/they sympathize he/she/it sympathizes present participle sympathizing past tense sympathized past participle sympathized 1) to behave in a kind… …   English dictionary

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