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ˈɛm pəˌθaɪzem·pathize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understandverb

    be understanding of

    "You don't need to explain--I understand!"


  1. empathizeverb

    to feel empathy for another person


  1. empathize

    Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position. Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of social, cognitive, and emotional processes primarily concerned with understanding others (and others' emotions in particular). Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional (or affective) empathy, somatic empathy, and spiritual empathy.


  1. empathize

    Empathize refers to the ability to understand and share the feelings or emotions of another person. It involves placing oneself in another's position or situation to comprehend their perspective, experiences, or mindset.

Editors Contribution

  1. empathize

    To feel, know, understand and express empathy.

    The government did empathize with citizens and ensured they all received a just sufficient income.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of empathize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of empathize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of empathize in a Sentence

  1. Matt Grossmann:

    The long-running Democratic strategy has been to say,' We empathize with people like you and the Republicans are out for the rich.' I don't see any reason why you would change strategies, the unions may enjoy running against a developer.

  2. Texas President Greg Fenves:

    I empathize with the many faculty members, staffers, students and parents of students who signed petitions, sent emails and letters, and organized to ban guns from campus and especially classrooms, as a professor, I understand the deep concerns raised by so many. However, as president, I have an obligation to uphold the law.

  3. Olivia Jaras:

    Perhaps this is a time where you empathize with him or her, building a little bit of a trust cushion.

  4. Saul Williams:

    To me, that's what made them iconic — that they had touched on the pulse of something that, in turn, harmonized... the human sensibility and allowed us to empathize beyond our own personal experience.

  5. Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver:

    We are of course concerned and empathize with those who will lose their employment, this is a private sector decision in a highly competitive industry and I don't think it has broader implications.

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