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English definition of “empathize”

empathize

verb [I] uk (UK usually empathise)   /ˈem.pə.θaɪz/ us  
to be able to understand how someone else feels: It's very easy to empathize with the characters in her books.
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Empathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
empathetic
adjective uk   /ˌem.pəˈθet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈθet̬-/
empathizing with someoneEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
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