- 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.
empathetic definition by Webster's New World
of or characterized by empathy
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- empathetically adverb
empathetic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- emˌpa·thetˈi·cal·ly adverb