Meaning of “empathy” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] uk us /ˈempəθi/

the ability to imagine what it must be like to be in someone's situation

empathize ( also UK -ise) uk us /ˈempəθaɪz/ verb [ I ]

to feel empathy with someone:

I think people find it easy to empathize with the main character.

(Definition of “empathy” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)