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.
I learn that every day, every lesson will not be the same--and I empathize with the student.
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.
The characters are three dimensional, and we empathize with Kate and get to know and like her friends, their flaws and all.
Imagine running with a hand clamped over your nose and mouth (not sealing off the air exactly, but seriously restricting access to free flowing air) and you can empathize with those who suffer from this malady.
In extreme cases of early emotional neglect, children can grow up with little capacity to relate to and understand others--or empathize.
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.
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.
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.
This link between minimal caretaking and incest stands regardless of a man's childhood physical or sexual abuse by his parents, inability to empathize with others, emotional instability, marital problems, or negative attitudes toward a daughter in the months before her birth, say Linda M.
As a female, I empathize with my customers and relate with them on the importance of a safe effective laundry facility.