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SYMPATHIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sympathize mean? 

SYMPATHIZE (verb)
  The verb SYMPATHIZE has 3 senses:

1. share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
2. be understanding of
3. to feel or express sympathy or compassion

  Familiarity information: SYMPATHIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SYMPATHIZE (verb)


Sense 1sympathize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

sympathise; sympathize

Hypernyms (to "sympathize" is one way to...):

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2sympathize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be understanding of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

empathise; empathize; sympathize; sympathise; understand

Context example:

You don't need to explain--I understand!

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3sympathize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To feel or express sympathy or compassion

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

commiserate; sympathise; sympathize

Hypernyms (to "sympathize" is one way to...):

compassionate; condole with; feel for; pity; sympathize with (share the suffering of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sympathize"):

condole (express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue sympathize


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