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
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of empathizing
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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To feel empathy in relation to another person.
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