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sympathizer

[sim-puh-thahy-zer] /ˈsɪm pəˌθaɪ zər/
noun
1.
a person who sympathizes.
2.
Ophthalmology. an eye that exhibits ophthalmia because of disease or injury of the other.
Origin of sympathizer
1805-1815
1805-15; sympathize + -er1
Related forms
nonsympathizer, noun
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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
n.

1815, agent noun from sympathize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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