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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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In this vein, Keen notes that "the directional quality of empathy offends because an empathizer feels with a subject who may or may not be empowered to speak for herself, to correct misconceptions about her feelings, and to refuse the pitying gaze" (162).
Some research suggests that empathizers are better readers, because their role-taking abilities allow them to more readily comprehend causal relations in stories.
Here, a question arises: Who were sympathizers and who were empathizers among those who rushed to express their condolence and those who took their time in doing so?
You browse the pages of pros and cons, critics, sympathizers, empathizers, friends, enemies, and others.
The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind--creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers.
They have friends, supporters, and empathizers all around the world.
Empathizers identify with another person's emotions, whereas systemizers are driven to understand the underlying rules that govern behavior in nature and society.
But to be fair to Codevilla, he is not talking about the ebb and flow of battle against radical Islam and its supporters and empathizers.
As Henderson notes, "empathic responses do not inevitably elicit helping behavior" since "[t]he altruistic behavior of high empathizers who are distressed by the suffering of others is contingent upon such factors as their skills, the means available to them, and their alternatives.
In the first study, buyers were given no instructions about negotiating tactics, but a week after their negotiation, they completed personality inventories to determine whether they were perspective-takers (who used their heads to figure out their seller's viewpoint) or empathizers (who connected emotionally).
When we ask advisors to be great prospectors, marketers, empathizers, planners, technicians and service providers, we're asking them to do the impossible.
And the person without much natural empathy will never be able to comfort an agitated customer in the warm and sincere way that the great empathizers can.
According to IFMA, "Pink will reveal the forces that are nudging the workplace into an era defined not by traditional 'knowledge workers,' but by creators and empathizers.
12) Many China empathizers in the Bay Area and around the world expressed their outrage and sadness in 1989 by marching in the streets, signing petitions, and donating money to the Chinese student movement.
All of the artists took a different approach, and there is no generation gap between the first-generation survivors and second-generation empathizers," said project curator Wendy Kaplan Friend of Tarzana, adding that the result is art both "phenomenal and emotionally stirring.