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empathize

[ 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 .

Origin of empathize

First recorded in 1920–25; empath(y) + -ize

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH empathize

empathize , sympathize
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British Dictionary definitions for empathize

empathize

empathise

/ (ˈɛmpəˌθaɪz) /

verb
(intr) to engage in or feel empathy
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Medical definitions for empathize

empathize
[ ĕmpə-thīz′ ]

v.
To feel empathy in relation to another person.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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