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ˈsɪm pəˌθaɪzsym·pa·thize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympathize, sympathiseverb

    share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of

  2. sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understandverb

    be understanding of

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

  3. commiserate, sympathize, sympathiseverb

    to feel or express sympathy or compassion


  1. sympathizeverb

    To show deep sympathy towards someone or something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sympathizeverb

    to have a common feeling, as of bodily pleasure or pain

    Etymology: [F. sympathiser. See Sympathy.]

  2. Sympathizeverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. sympathiser. See Sympathy.]

  3. Sympathizeverb

    to agree; to be in accord; to harmonize

    Etymology: [F. sympathiser. See Sympathy.]

  4. Sympathizeverb

    to experience together

    Etymology: [F. sympathiser. See Sympathy.]

  5. Sympathizeverb

    to ansew to; to correspond to

    Etymology: [F. sympathiser. See Sympathy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sympathize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sympathize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sympathize in a Sentence

  1. Turan Basri:

    The crowd became hostile very quickly due to wanting to go to work. I sympathize with the aims of Extinction Rebellion but this was an own goal, canning Town is a very working class area. Seeing what they perceived to be middle-class protesters preventing working class people from earning a living didn't go down well.

  2. Scott Walker:

    [ Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc. ] was confronted by a family of an undocumented worker in Scott Walker childhood hometown of Plainfield, Iowa during one of the final stops of his whirlwind presidential campaign launch tour on Sunday. Jose Flores, an undocumented immigrant who calls Wisconsin home, was accompanied by Jose Flores 13-year-old daughter Leslie and 7-year-old son Luis, both of whom were born in the United States and naturalized citizens … Shaking Flores ’ hand, Scott Walker said Jose Flores ‘ completely sympathize [ s ] with the situation you’re all in and others are in ’ but … ‘ The fact is, we’re a nation of laws, and unfortunately, the president last year, after saying 22 times before last year that he could n’t make the law himself, he said he was n’t the emperor … he decided to change the law even though the courts announced that you ca n’t do that. ’.

  3. Garth Brooks:

    This has been quite an emotional morning for people trying to get tickets and for people trying to sell tickets, this show will be on Mother’s Day Weekend, I think that adds a huge amount of emotion to the mix. I would like to thank the people that showed up today to buy tickets. You have all of my love and gratitude and please accept my apologies for the frustration. I would also like to thank the people that tried to sell tickets today, you have all of my love and gratitude and I sympathize with your frustration.

  4. King Harald V:

    The terrible incident makes a deep impression on all of us, i sympathize with you who are entering New Year with sorrow and uncertainty. With you who have lost your homes and who right now are desperate and do not see a way forward.

  5. Nicole DeBorde:

    Essentially, they're alleging that indictments, which are just pending accusations, should support that the underlying conviction be undone, we stand by the original case. We certainly sympathize with Mr. Floyd's cause, but that doesn't change the fact that George Floyd former conviction was a legitimate one.

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