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Definition of sympathize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sympathize
    he / she / it sympathizes
    past simple sympathized
    -ing form sympathizing
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] sympathize with somebody/something to support someone or something He has never really sympathized with the aims of animal rights activists.
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