- to experience empathy (often followed by with): His ability to empathize with people made him an excellent marriage counselor.
Also especially British, em·pa·thise.
Origin of empathize
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Examples from the Web for empathizing
Actors do not want to be on screen not empathizing with somebody.Patton Oswalt on 'Young Adult,' Charlize Theron, and His Twitter Friends
December 9, 2011
Jon watched him a while, empathizing with his occasional looks that told how out of place he felt.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
- (intr) to engage in or feel empathy
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Word Origin and History for empathizing
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- To feel empathy in relation to another person.
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