Focus on the pronunciation of sympathy
English definition of “sympathy”
/ˈsɪmpəθi/ noun [C or U]
› the act of showing understanding for someone or for a particular situation: sympathy for sb The prime minister expressed his sympathy for those injured in the attacks.have great/little/no sympathy for sth Locals have little sympathy for the chemical company following the toxic waste disaster.
come/walk out in sympathy › HR, WORKPLACE to stop working in order to show your support for a group of workers who are on strike : The airline's ground staff walked out in sympathy with catering contractors.
in sympathy › if prices on a market rise or go down in sympathy with others, they do this as a result of the others rising or going down: Gilts advanced 23p in sympathy with the overnight rise in US treasury bonds.