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English definition of “sympathize”

sympathize

verb [I] ( also UK -ise)
 
 
/ˈsɪmpəθaɪz/
PROBLEMS to understand and care about someone's problems: It's a really bad situation - I do sympathize with her.Sympathy and compassion
IDEAS to agree with or support someone's ideas or actions: I sympathize with the general aims of the party.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of sympathize from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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