empathize

[[t]e̱mpəθaɪz[/t]]
empathizes, empathizing, empathized
If you empathize with someone, you understand their situation, problems, and feelings, because you have been in a similar situation.

[V with n] I clearly empathize with the people who live in those neighborhoods...

Parents must make use of their natural ability to empathize.

(in BRIT, also use empathise)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • empathize — index sympathize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • empathize — (Amer.) em·pa·thize || empəθaɪz v. identify with another s feelings, sympathize (also empathise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • empathize — [v] identify with comprehend, feel for, imagine, put oneself in another’s place, relate to, share, stand in one’s shoes, suffer with, sympathize, understand; concepts 34,110 …   New thesaurus

  • empathize — (also empathise) ► VERB ▪ understand and share the feelings of another …   English terms dictionary

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

  • 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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