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English verb: sympathize

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


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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