Definition of empathize in English:

empathize

Line breaks: em|pa¦thize
Pronunciation: /ˈɛmpəθʌɪz
 
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(also empathise)

verb

[no object]
Understand and share the feelings of another: counsellors need to be able to empathize with people
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  • Understanding and empathizing with patients can only enhance the level of communication.
  • I understand and empathize with the victims' losses, but at the same time, I'm a realist.
  • Participants identified a number of specific ways that they helped youth at camp, which usually involved talking, listening, sharing, and empathizing, and teaching campers specific skills during camp classes.
Synonyms
identify, be in tune, have a rapport, feel togetherness, feel at one, commune, sympathize, be in sympathy; be on the same wavelength as, talk the same language as; understand, relate to, feel for, have insight into
informal put oneself in the shoes of

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