- 1[intransitive, transitive] sympathize (with somebody/something) + speech to feel sorry for someone; to show that you understand and feel sorry about someone's problems I find it very hard to sympathize with him.
- 2 [intransitive] sympathize with somebody/something to support someone or something He has never really sympathized with the aims of animal rights activists.
NAmE//ˈsɪmpəˌθaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sympathize
he / she / it sympathizes
past simple sympathized
-ing form sympathizing