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English verb: sympathize

1. sympathize (emotion) share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of


Synonymssympathise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

2. sympathize (cognition) be understanding of


SamplesYou don't need to explain--I understand!.


Synonymsempathise, empathize, sympathise, understand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

3. sympathize (emotion) to feel or express sympathy or compassion


ExamplesSam and Sue sympathize


Synonymscommiserate, sympathise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)compassionate, condole with, feel for, pity, sympathize with


Narrower (hyponym)condole









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