- The definition of empathetic is having the ability to understand someone else's feelings or emotions.
An example of empathetic is someone who understands what it is like to lose someone and who feels sympathy and understanding for a friend who just suffered a death in their family.
- empathetically adverb
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- emˌpa·thetˈi·cal·ly adverb