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Synonyms for empathize

empathize with

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Synonyms for empathize

to understand or be sensitive to another's feelings or ideas

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to associate or affiliate oneself closely with a person or group

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be understanding of

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Her frustrations and feelings of entrapment move to center stage in the chapter titled "Maud Martha spares the mouse," in which she empathizes with the plight of the trapped mouse.
The characters face uncertainty: Peggy must start anew, without her piece of a husband; Lenny has to accept all dimensions of his newfound freedom; Amir, who empathizes with his father's plight more than Myles, hopes Kenya will value their love in spite of his earlier, short-lived affair.
Bush is not actively involved in changing laws, but he empathizes with New York parents enduring the same stress.
Kirkland Lake's Linda Cunningham, a north-eastern voice on the management team, empathizes with Thunder Bay, but cautions that it is too early in the information-gathering stage to making final judgments.
As an entrepreneur, McCoy-Pinderhughes understands and empathizes with the daily challenges faced by many of today's black business owners.
Studies conducted over the past decade reveal that caring sometimes transcends selfish motives when someone empathizes with another person's plight, Batson asserts in the March AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST.