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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Just as she existentially anthropomorphizes the mouse and empathizes with its maternal responsibilities, she ruminates on the question of the commonalties and differences between a dead chicken and a dead man, thus investing a sort of shared humanity between the two: "And yet the chicken was a sort of person, a respectable individual, with its own kind of dignity.
Even students who readily empathize with a peer refrain from volunteering to take "clearly painful" shocks.
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She observes what happened when Sultan took a young second wife, tells about courtship and marriage, and empathizes with the youngest daughter who finds herself locked into her role as an overworked household servant.