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English definition of “sympathize”

sympathize

verb [I] (SUPPORT) (UK usually sympathise)     /ˈsɪm.pə.θaɪz/
to support and agree with someone or something: I sympathize with the general aims of the party, but on this particular issue I'm afraid I disagree.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of sympathize verb (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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