from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To feel or express compassion, as for another's suffering; commiserate.
  • intransitive verb To share or understand the feelings or ideas of another.
  • intransitive verb To be in accord; correspond.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To have a common feeling, as of bodily pleasure or pain.
  • intransitive verb 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 verb To agree; to be in accord; to harmonize.
  • transitive verb obsolete To experience together.
  • transitive verb obsolete To ansew to; to correspond to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To show deep sympathy towards someone or something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb to feel or express sympathy or compassion
  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
  • verb be understanding of


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