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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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While the reader is capable of empathizing and sympathizing with the characters, part of the emotional connection to the characters is lost due to an unclear plot structure.
20) If caught up with hurry sickness, a servant leader would be ineffective in the essential qualities of listening, understanding, empathizing, and increasing awareness with broadening of perception.
But other readers - and many with a deconstructive bent as well - will find Estrin's observations most useful when she emphasizes the agency of the speaker, not the Lauras - his triumphs in transforming his state of mind and sense of self by imagining, empathizing with, fearing, or otherwise acknowledging the otherness of the woman.