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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 your position that it would be irresponsible to lower taxes 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 migraine headaches, so I do sympathize with you.
(Definition of sympathize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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sympathizeverb [I]

(UK usually sympathise) uk   /ˈsɪm.pə.θaɪz/  us   /ˈsɪm.pə.θaɪz/
(Definition of sympathize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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