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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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"Psychopathy may not be so much the incapacity to empathise, but a reduced propensity to empathise paired with a preserved capacity to empathise when required to do so."
Although I said I can now empathise with other teams, that doesn't mean I like it.
The researchers reckon that fear and anxiety trigger the release of a chemical that makes other people empathise.
Corbett said: "I can empathise with the devastation that comes with losing a child."
"Also mums who have breast-fed can relate to them and empathise with their concerns."
Many of us will empathise with her determination to complete her card-writing.
Most of us would find it very difficult to empathise with someone who can equate hunting the fox with the mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews.
After watching her waste away, I can totally empathise with Mr Pretty."The disease which took hold of Mrs Thompson weakened her limbs, forced her into a wheelchair and took away her ability to hold a teacup or even swallow.
I COULD empathise with your reader who is struggling to make her marriage work after her husband's affair (Dear Coleen, Sept 14).
As always, my suggestion in this kind of situation is that, rather than ostracise or shun your daughter for her s3xual preference, you need to empathise and pray with her, keep on loving and communicating with her and hope for the best.
Anyone who has experienced the humorous wasteland of Southern England will empathise with my being starved of northern wit.
ALTHOUGH I empathise with Lorne Jackson, I do feel that some of his comments on Bob Geldof were over the top.