What does sympathize mean?

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ˈsɪm pəˌθaɪzsym·pa·thize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sympathize, sympathise(verb)

    share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of

  2. sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understand(verb)

    be understanding of

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

  3. commiserate, sympathize, sympathise(verb)

    to feel or express sympathy or compassion


  1. sympathize(Verb)

    To show deep sympathy towards someone or something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sympathize(verb)

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

  2. Sympathize(verb)

    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

  3. Sympathize(verb)

    to agree; to be in accord; to harmonize

  4. Sympathize(verb)

    to experience together

  5. Sympathize(verb)

    to ansew to; to correspond to

  6. Origin: [F. sympathiser. See Sympathy.]

How to pronounce sympathize?

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How to say sympathize in sign language?

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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. Mortal:

    I will be near you when you cry if just to say I sympathize and when it's more than you can take I'll watch the tears fall from your eyes.

  2. Shawna Carpentier:

    Anytime a student passes away, moves away -- they're removed from class lists, we definitely sympathize with his family and the grief they are going through.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    There's a lot of them. It looks more like the Kentucky Derby than Belmont, i sympathize with the question of how the primary voters are going to decide who to vote for.

  4. Shashank Joshi:

    Whilst you may reinforce and excite those who are already radicalized ... there's also the risk that you turn away many people who would sympathize with you if you opted for more legitimate targets.

  5. Ori Nir:

    The 'bull in the China shop' manner in which Netanyahu has handled this whole situation makes it very difficult for both the U.S. Jewish community and Congress to fully sympathize with him and his whole message.

Images & Illustrations of sympathize

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