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empathize

[em-puh-thahyz]
verb (used without object), empathized, empathizing.
to experience empathy (often followed by with ): His ability to empathize with people made him an excellent marriage counselor.
Also, especially British, empathise.


Origin:
1920–25; empath(y) + -ize

empathize, sympathize.
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empathize or empathise (ˈɛmpəˌθaɪz)
 
vb
(intr) to engage in or feel empathy
 
empathise or empathise
 
vb

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empathize
1924, in psychology, from empathy + -ize.
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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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