Definition of empathize in English:


Syllabification: em·pa·thize
Pronunciation: /ˈempəˌTHīz


[no object]
Understand and share the feelings of another: counselors 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.
identify with, sympathize with, be in sympathy with, understand, share the feelings of, be in tune with; be on the same wavelength as, talk the same language as; relate to, feel for, have insight into
informal put oneself in someone else's shoes

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