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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of empathize.


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  • And it's just been sort of a snowball that each person we've called empathized with our situation, and gave us a suggestion to call, and said they would call the local chief, and they made phone calls.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2005

  • Ms. Woertz said she welcomed the debate and "empathized" with users facing higher food and feed prices, but said it would be "misguided and misinformed" to reverse state support that could lead to a new generation of renewable fuels.

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  • For example, Judge Sotomayor apparently "empathized" more with New Haven, Conn., government officials than with white and Hispanic firefighters who were denied promotions by the city on the basis of their race.

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  • Tatum said that the judge "empathized" with Harmony's claims but said he was bound by the law.


  • I genuinely empathized with her over the Ellison debacle (because I thought he was out of line), but now that's died down, she's attacking other writers in order to hold on to her limelight.

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  • Rena may have, at one time, empathized with the menagerie that had taken root in her home.

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  • Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof's Goodbye was smuggled out of Iran -- he's been banned from making movies for 20 years -- and screened to a polite response that empathized with the difficult conditions under which it was made.

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  • I salivated over your cake and then empathized with your pride in your handiwork, mixed with conflicting parental feelings of protectiveness and jealousy - (because yes, no matter the age, moms are usually jealous of their sons´ girlfriends).

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  • When I first met her at Adrienne's house, I empathized because I was going through it myself.

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  • I loved you cake nest, empathized with your cheese failure, and now I am delighted to learn about your discovery of Ricotta.

    Score: Tied


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