Definition of empathize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

empathize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɛmpəˌθaɪz//
 
[intransitive]empathize (with somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they empathize
 
he / she / it empathizes
 
past simple empathized
 
-ing form empathizing
 
 
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to understand another person's feelings and experiences, especially because you have been in a similar situation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: empathize