Definition of Sympathize

1. Verb. Share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of.

Exact synonyms: Sympathise
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Sympathiser, Sympathy, Sympathizer, Sympathy



2. Verb. Be understanding of. "You don't need to explain--I understand!"

3. Verb. To feel or express sympathy or compassion. "Sam and Sue sympathize"

Definition of Sympathize

1. v. i. To have a common feeling, as of bodily pleasure or pain.

2. v. t. To experience together.

Definition of Sympathize

1. Verb. To show deep sympathy towards someone or something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sympathize

1. [v -THIZED, -THIZING, -THIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sympathize

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sympathetick
sympathetics
sympathies
sympathin
sympathins
sympathise
sympathised
sympathiser
sympathisers
sympathises
sympathising
sympathisingly
sympathist
sympathists
sympathize (current term)
sympathize with
sympathized
sympathizer
sympathizers
sympathizes
sympathizing
sympathizingly
sympathoadrenomedullary
sympathoexcitation
sympathoexcitatory
sympatholytic
sympatholytics
sympathomimetic
sympathomimetics

Literary usage of Sympathize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Parliamentary Debates: Senate and House of Representatives by Australia Parliament (1911)
"I quite understand the .position taken up by the Opposition, and sympathize- with them. I recognise that, from the commencement of Australian history, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1866)
"Each proved themselves with hearts to sympathize with the wounded, and hands ready and willing to offer every assistance. I am, sir, very respectfully, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1844)
"We sympathize with the Executive and Congress, and with the whole country, in a profound sorrow for the loss sustained by the public in this sadden and ..."

4. Parliamentary Debates: Senate and House of Representatives by Australia Parliament (1911)
"I quite understand the .position taken up by the Opposition, and sympathize- with them. I recognise that, from the commencement of Australian history, ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1866)
"Each proved themselves with hearts to sympathize with the wounded, and hands ready and willing to offer every assistance. I am, sir, very respectfully, ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1844)
"We sympathize with the Executive and Congress, and with the whole country, in a profound sorrow for the loss sustained by the public in this sadden and ..."

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