from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To feel or express compassion, as for another's suffering; commiserate.
- intransitive v. To share or understand the feelings or ideas of another: sympathized with the goals of the committee.
- intransitive v. To be in accord; correspond.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To show deep sympathy towards someone or something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To have a common feeling, as of bodily pleasure or pain.
- intransitive v. To feel in consequence of what another feels; to be affected by feelings similar to those of another, in consequence of knowing the person to be thus affected.
- intransitive v. To agree; to be in accord; to harmonize.
- transitive v. To experience together.
- transitive v. To ansew to; to correspond to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To have or exhibit sympathy; be affected as a result of the affection of some one or something else.
- To feel in consequence of what another feels; be affected by feelings similar to those of another, commonly in consequence of knowing the other to be thus affected.
- To be affected sympathetically; respond sympathetically to external influences of any kind.
- To agree; flt; harmonize.
- To express sympathy; condole.
- To be of like nature or disposition; resemble.
- To have sympathy for; share in; participate in.
- To form with suitable adaptation; contrive with congruity or consistency of parts; match in all the concomitants of; harmonize in all the parts of.
- Also spelled sympathise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to feel or express sympathy or compassion
- v. share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
- v. be understanding of
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