Meaning of sympathize

sym•pa•thize

Pronunciation: (sim'pu-thīz"), [key]
— -thized, -thiz•ing.
  1. to be in sympathy or agreement of feeling; share in a feeling (often fol. by with).
  2. to feel a compassionate sympathy, as for suffering or trouble (often fol. by with).
  3. to express sympathy or condole (often fol. by with).
  4. to be in approving accord, as with a person or cause: to sympathize with a person's aims.
  5. to agree, correspond, or accord.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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