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Definitions for empathize
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!"

Wiktionary

  1. empathizeverb

    to feel empathy for another person

Wikipedia

  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.

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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Numerology

  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. Max Botkin:

    I absolutely condemn any suggestion or act of non-consensual touching in any form, as well as disassociation as a coping mechanism for abuse of any kind, i understand and empathize with the parents' and groups' concerns regarding the message the movie may impart.

  2. Chasten Buttigieg in 2018:

    My former governor( Vice President Mike Pence) is going to be visiting your state soon, i think Chasten Buttigieg in 2018 already know how I feel. It helps me empathize with Chasten Buttigieg in 2018 on that whole Lindsey Graham thing.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Peter Marks:

    We take our responsibility for reviewing these vaccines very seriously because we're parents as well, and in looking over the data, I think parents can feel reassured that we have set a standard by which we feel that if something does not meet that standard, we can't proceed forward, for those parents who really feel this, we empathize with them, because I suspect that they're not only concerned about the current situation, even though there's a drop in cases, but they're concerned about future variants that could potentially come along, and that's how we're thinking as well. So this was not based on the dropping number of cases, because it's still a staggering number of cases each day that we're having.

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