sympathize - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participlesympathizing
past tensesympathized
past participlesympathized
  1. 1
    to behave in a kind way and show that you understand someone’s problems
    sympathize with:

    We sympathize deeply with the families of the victims.

  2. 2
    to approve of and support someone or something
    sympathize with:

    Many people admit they sympathize with the rebelsdemands.