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empathize

[em-puh-thahyz] /ˈɛm pəˌθaɪz/
verb (used without object), empathized, empathizing.
1.
to experience empathy (often followed by with):
His ability to empathize with people made him an excellent marriage counselor.
Also, especially British, empathise.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; empath(y) + -ize
Can be confused
empathize, sympathize.
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empathize

/ˈɛmpəˌθaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to engage in or feel empathy
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empathize

v.

1924, in psychology, from empathy + -ize. Related: Empathized; empathizing.

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empathise with in Medicine

empathize em·pa·thize (ěm'pə-thīz')
v. em·pa·thized, em·pa·thiz·ing, em·pa·thiz·es
To feel empathy in relation to another person.

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