Definition of empathize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

empathize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈempəθaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈempəθaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they empathize
BrE BrE//ˈempəθaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈempəθaɪz//
 
he / she / it empathizes
BrE BrE//ˈempəθaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈempəθaɪzɪz//
 
past simple empathized
BrE BrE//ˈempəθaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈempəθaɪzd//
 
past participle empathized
BrE BrE//ˈempəθaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈempəθaɪzd//
 
-ing form empathizing
BrE BrE//ˈempəθaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈempəθaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] empathize (with somebody/something) to understand another person’s feelings and experiences, especially because you have been in a similar situation A glamorous 20-year-old stylist is unlikely to empathize with a working mother of three. a person’s inability to empathize with others
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