empathize


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empathize

verb be compassionate, be in tune, be sorry for, be understanding, comfort, commiserate, express sympathy, feel for, grieve for, have pity for, identify with, pity, project, react, relate to, respond, share grief, share sorrow, show solace, show tenderness, soothe, sympathize, understand
See also: sympathize
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And I want to continue to grapple with the legacy of the Holocaust, to increase my ability to empathize, to better hone my love for people and for life and my hatred of injustice and violence.
Her frustrations and feelings of entrapment move to center stage in the chapter titled "Maud Martha spares the mouse," in which she empathizes with the plight of the trapped mouse.
In extreme cases of early emotional neglect, children can grow up with little capacity to relate to and understand others--or empathize.
It is not hard to empathize with college students struggling under the burdens of school loans and part-time jobs.
Given the intended audience, I appreciated Kottler's consistency throughout the book in encouraging new counselors to be patient in their learning process and in making suggestions for them to increase their altruism and ability to empathize with others.
My view was that while we empathize with the desire to find inclusive language for the trinity, that was of sufficient importance ecumenically that it was difficult to see one church doing that on their own.
Their interpretation of their roles, therefore, was well thought out and convincing, though the sophistication of the dancers made it somewhat difficult for the audience to empathize with their naive characters.
Find someone who will listen to and empathize with your frustrations and successes.
Understanding human emotions through literary characters may assist the nurse in her ability to empathize with the patients in a myriad of situations and circumstances.
At Mass these days, no longer quite supple enough to fold that far, I sit back in my pew as the rest of the congregation begins to kneel and wince as my children flop to their knees with the careless recklessness of the rubbery young, and watch entranced as my wife contracts with her usual pliant grace, and empathize with the old and sore as they slowly creak to their knees like old horses closing up shop for the night.
Servant leaders understand and empathize with others, accept them, and value them for their special unique spirits.
Like professional counselors who are also sworn officers, peer supporters offer instant credibility and the ability to empathize.