sympathize with (someone or something)

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sympathize with (someone or something)

1. To feel or express compassion for what someone is experiencing or feeling. We're so sorry for your loss, Mike. I just wanted to let you know that we all sympathize with you. I really sympathize with her plight—it's just such an awful situation, with no clear solution.
2. To share or understand the thoughts, ideas, ambitions, etc., of someone or something else. We certainly sympathize with your intentions, Ms. Connors, but there are certain issues that make this much more difficult to implement than you're suggesting. Thankfully the board of directors sympathized with our team and what we were trying to accomplish.
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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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ARSENE Wenger sympathises with Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte over the size of his squad - but reckons the Blues have made their own problems by loaning out so many players.
SPURS head coach Mauricio Pochettino sympathises with under-pressure John Carver, even though his Newcastle counterpart knew exactly what he was letting himself in for.
FORMER US president Bill FORMER US president Bill Clinton has urged Scots to vote Clinton has urged Scots to vote to stay in the Union - although to stay in the Union - although he says he sympathises with he says he sympathises with those voting for independence.
Summary: Vince Cable has revealed he sympathises with the feelings of the protesters outside St Paul's Cathedral.
Washington, May 12(ANI): The United States has said that it sympathises with India for being a victim of terrorism, and reiterated its commitment to bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to justice.
He has said that he sympathises with shamed MPs and has asked for an end to the "systematic humiliation" of mainstream politicians which he fears will play into the hands of the lunatic fringe like the BNP.
Ratcliffe sympathises with Toshack's plight because he acknowledges that any manager not getting results will be under pressure which is why he would love to see Wales beat Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan.
Skipper's sympathy DURHAM captain Dale Benkenstein has admitted he sympathises with England one day skipper Paul Collingwood, who has been given a four-match ban.