- To empathize is defined as to have the feeling or understanding of what another person is thinking or feeling.
An example of to empathize is someone knowing how a depressed friend is feeling.
empathize definition by Webster's New World
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empathize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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intransitive verb em·pa·thized, em·pa·thiz·ing, em·pa·thiz·es
To feel or experience empathy: empathized with the striking miners.
- emˈpa·thizˌer noun
empathize - Medical Definition
To feel empathy in relation to another person.