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[sim-puh-thahy-zer] /ˈsɪm pəˌθaɪ zər/
a person who sympathizes.
Ophthalmology. an eye that exhibits ophthalmia because of disease or injury of the other.
Origin of sympathizer
1805-15; sympathize + -er1
Related forms
nonsympathizer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Sarved him right, too, for losing the girl's ring and then lying low and keeping dark about it," interrupted a sympathizer.

  • Every sympathizer seems to lift a bit of the weight from our own hearts.

    The Bible and Life Edwin Holt Hughes
  • Burtnett represented himself as a sympathizer; he joined the filibusters and wormed himself into the confidence of the leaders.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 3 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Morier was throughout the war a sympathizer with Germany as against France.

    My Autobiography F. Max Mller
  • And this is the cousin from across the sea who bids fair to become our more than sympathizer?

    Peggy Owen Patriot Lucy Foster Madison
  • The fuse is a "sympathizer" but it is probably somewhere close.

    The Lost Kafoozalum Pauline Ashwell
  • Their true friend, sympathizer and ruler was about to take leave.

    Lady Rosamond's Secret Rebecca Agatha Armour
  • An election is an election, they heard one man saya Taylor sympathizer.

    The Ranchman Charles Alden Seltzer
Word Origin and History for sympathizer

1815, agent noun from sympathize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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