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  1. a person who sympathizes.
  2. Ophthalmology. an eye that exhibits ophthalmia because of disease or injury of the other.
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Origin of sympathizer

First recorded in 1805–15; sympathize + -er1
Related formsnon·sym·pa·thiz·er, noun
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Related Words for sympathizer

collaborator, backer, supporter, ally, friend, defender, partisan, benefactor, patron, consoler

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Historical Examples of sympathizer

  • But is Mrs. Boompointer really disaffected, and a Southern sympathizer?


    Bret Harte

  • "And think of how hard Dave and you worked," put in a sympathizer.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • You are a well-known Northern sympathizer and I am compelled to do it.

    Before the Dawn

    Joseph Alexander Altsheler

  • "I thought you were a Spanish sympathizer, Mr. Wyman," he said.

  • It created a sort of sympathy which was bad for the digestion of the sympathizer.

    The Eddy

    Clarence L. Cullen

Word Origin and History for sympathizer


1815, agent noun from sympathize.

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