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sympathize

verb [I] (UNDERSTAND) (UK usually sympathise)     /ˈsɪm.pə.θaɪz/
C2 to understand and care about someone's problems: I know what it's like to have migraines, so I do sympathize (with you).Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
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