- 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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- (intr) to engage in or feel empathy
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Word Origin and History for empathising
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- To feel empathy in relation to another person.
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