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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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Rohan's deep, masculine voice is sometimes augmented, when appropriate, by a device that duplicates a loudspeaker system, and he clearly empathizes with men who have lives of their own but care enough to pay the ultimate price when others are in danger.