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English definition of “empathy”

empathy

noun [U]     /ˈempəθi/
the ability to imagine what it must be like to be in someone's situationEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
empathize ( also UK -ise)     /ˈempəθaɪz/ verb [I] to feel empathy with someone: I think people find it easy to empathize with the main character.Empathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
(Definition of empathy noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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