[ em-puh-thahyz ]
/ ˈɛm pəˌθaɪz /
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verb (used without object), em·pa·thized, em·pa·thiz·ing.
to experience empathy (often followed by with): His ability to empathize with people made him an excellent marriage counselor.
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Also especially British, em·pa·thise .
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH empathizeempathize , sympathize
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British Dictionary definitions for empathize
/ (ˈɛmpəˌθaɪz) /
(intr) to engage in or feel empathy
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Medical definitions for empathize
[ ĕm′pə-thīz′ ]
To feel empathy in relation to another person.
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