verb (used without object),sym·pa·thized,sym·pa·thiz·ing.
to be in sympathy or agreement of feeling; share in a feeling (often followed by with).
to feel a compassionate sympathy, as for suffering or trouble (often followed by with).
to express sympathy or condole (often followed by with).
to be in approving accord, as with a person or cause: to sympathize with a person's aims.
to agree, correspond, or accord.
Also especially British, sym·pa·thise.
Origin of sympathize
1580–90; < Middle Frenchsympathiser, equivalent to sympath(ie) sympathy + -iser-ize
Related formssym·pa·thiz·ing·ly, adverbnon·sym·pa·thiz·ing, adjectivenon·sym·pa·thiz·ing·ly, adverbpre·sym·pa·thize, verb (used without object),pre·sym·pa·thized,pre·sym·pa·thiz·ing.un·sym·pa·thized, adjectiveun·sym·pa·thiz·ing, adjectiveun·sym·pa·thiz·ing·ly, adverbCan be confusedempathizesympathize