sympathize with

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sympathize with someone (about someone or something)

to share someone else's sorrow or anger about someone or something; to comfort someone who is sad or angry (about someone or something). I sympathize with you about what you are going through. I really sympathize with you.
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Some environmental groups sympathize with NPS' position.
Many ordinary coachmen still aspired to become owners of cabs themselves and many continued to sympathize with the small-scale owners who shared much of the hardship faced by employees in the coach trade.
other people's property") I hear our self-righteous angst: Why should we sympathize with beggars when we who give them so much may be the victims of their crimes etc.
We recognize and sympathize with the challenges that have been created for employers to pay their contributions following a downturn in the economy.
However, the percentage who are neutral -- saying they sympathize equally with both, sympathize with neither, or expressing no opinion -- has shifted, with corresponding changes in support for Israel.
In a nutshell: Undernourished documentary that does the unthinkable -- makes you sympathize with the arbitrary, anonymous moralizers of the MPAA.
Sullivan is obviously in a lot of pain, but I can't fully sympathize with him when he chooses to remain in a place where he knows he'll get hurt.
She conveys Alex's confusion convincingly, and in the end readers will sympathize with everyone involved.
While I am not a supporter of the Anglican Communion in New Westminster in any formal sense, I certainly sympathize with their frustration and anxiety.
Entman and Rojecki's research shows that most whites are ambivalent about African Americans; they sympathize with those who suffer from discrimination, yet they are impatient with ongoing black demands for racial justice.
Would Peters also sympathize with schools that refused to hire heterosexual males as high school teachers, on the grounds that these men are "powerfully attracted" to nubile teenage girls?
Brin, as a scientist rather than an engineer, does not sympathize with this intense desire to personally repair broken systems.
We sympathize with the citizens of Moscow and are proud that COMCOR has chosen ADC as the best solution to overcome the problems caused by this incident," said Paul A.
I sympathize with the people of Mexico who want a better way of life.
Justice Scalia has no pity for the millions of gay Americans on whom sodomy laws and official homophobia have such an effect, so it is difficult to sympathize with his brief moment of 'humiliation.