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"sympathize" in British English

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sympathizeverb [I]

(UK usually sympathise) uk   us   /ˈsɪm.pə.θaɪz/
  • sympathize verb [I] (SUPPORT)

to ​support and ​agree with someone or something: I sympathize with the ​generalaims of the ​organization, but on this ​particularissue I ​disagree.
(Definition of sympathize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sympathizeverb [I]

 us   /ˈsɪm·pəˌθɑɪz/
  • sympathize verb [I] (SHOW SUPPORT)

to show ​support for something; to ​agree with something : I sympathize with ​yourposition that it would be ​irresponsible to ​lowertaxes now.
  • sympathize verb [I] (SHOW UNDERSTANDING)

to ​listen to someone who has a ​problem and show that you ​understand and ​care: I ​know what it’s like to have ​migraineheadaches, so I do sympathize with you.
(Definition of sympathize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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