intransitive verb (-thized; -thizing) Date: circa 1921 to experience empathy <
emapthized with his son's fears
empathizer noun

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  • empathize — 1924, in psychology, from EMPATHY (Cf. empathy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Empathized; empathizing …   Etymology dictionary

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  • empathize — [em′pə thīz΄] vt. empathized, empathizing [< EMPATHY, after SYMPATHIZE] to undergo or feel empathy (with another or others) …   English World dictionary

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  • empathize — v. (D; intr.) to empathize with * * * [ empəθaɪz] (D; intr.) to empathize with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • empathize — em|pa|thize also empathise BrE [ˈempəθaız] v [I] to be able to understand someone else s feelings, problems etc, especially because you have had similar experiences →↑sympathize empathize with ▪ My mother died last year so I can really empathize… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • empathize — UK [ˈempəθaɪz] / US [ˈempəˌθaɪz] verb [intransitive] Word forms empathize : present tense I/you/we/they empathize he/she/it empathizes present participle empathizing past tense empathized past participle empathized to understand how someone feels …   English dictionary

  • empathize — /em peuh thuyz /, v.i., empathized, empathizing. to experience empathy (often fol. by with): His ability to empathize with people made him an excellent marriage counselor. Also, esp. Brit., empathise. [1920 25; EMPATH(Y) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

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