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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