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sympathy

noun (SUPPORT)    /ˈsɪm.pə.θi/
C2 [U] support and agreement: I must confess I have some sympathy with his views.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval sympathies [plural] support: Of those people questioned, 93 percent said their sympathies were with the teachers. He is known to have right-wing sympathies.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting come out in sympathy with sb to stop working in order to show your support for other workers who are on strike: The railway workers came out in sympathy with the miners.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingIndustrial action
(Definition of sympathy noun (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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