empathize with (someone or something)

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empathize with (someone or something)

To feel someone else's emotions along with them; to see or understand things from someone else's position or perspective. I used to resent my dad for the placid way he is with our domineering mother, but now that I've grown up a bit, I'm able to empathize with him and have a greater appreciation for what he must be going through. I can really empathize with Maggie because my mom died when I was a kid, too, and it was a devastating experience.
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empathize with someone or something

to have an understanding about the way someone feels; to feel emotional pain with someone. I can really empathize with what you must be going through. I've been through the same thing. I empathize with people who have the same family problems that I have.
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Animals have an incredible ability to empathize with one another, to help one another, to feed one another.
The new, trauma-informed method of health care delivery focuses on the assumption that, in one way or another, we all suffer trauma and can therefore empathize with one another's trauma experience.
This book uses simple activities, from read-alouds and sing-alongs to performances, to place students in a group and teach them how to empathize with one another, develop self-control, and become giving, cognizant individuals.
Parents benefit as well from special networking events with other parents of AAC campers, like a weekly "Parent Night Out" held at a nearby restaurant, at which they can share stories and empathize with one another.
Spillane believes that all minority groups can empathize with one another.
Interfaith dialogue clears the coast and allows people of different faiths to understand and empathize with one another.
We tend to empathize with one person more than we do with a crowd.
In this way, readers who connect with a particular birth story or empathize with one woman's experience can delve further into that topic.