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Definition of empathy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

empathy

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɛmpəθi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the ability to understand another person's feelings, experience, etc. empathy (with somebody/something) the writer's imaginative empathy with his subject empathy (for somebody/something) empathy for other people's situations empathy (between A and B) The empathy between the two women was obvious.
NAmE//ˌɛmpəˈθɛt̮ɪk//
 
(also empathic
NAmE//ɛmˈpæθɪk//
 
)
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: empathy