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.
See also: sympathize

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.
See also: sympathize
References in classic literature ?
She pitied me; she sympathized with my longing to recover the character that I had lost.
At dinner, having placed Balashev beside him, Napoleon not only treated him amiably but behaved as if Balashev were one of his own courtiers, one of those who sympathized with his plans and ought to rejoice at his success.
In his message, the Pope deeply sympathized with the families of the victims and those who suffer huge losses due to devastating flood in Iran.
The House sympathized with the family of the deceased and prayed to Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss with equanimity.
The governor who sympathized with the traders said that the establishment of fire service was necessary to prevent further incidents in the future and advised the traders union to liaise with the local government council to sink boreholes around the market.
Israel had extensive, often unquestioning, support among Democrats and Republicans, who sympathized with Israel and feared the electoral or career consequences of publicly criticizing it.
PPP Chairman sympathized with Ahsan Bhoon and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the members of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity, said a press release issued here.
But Hontiveros said it was saddening that Duterte sympathized with the victims of the drug war after thousands, including minors, have already died.
The Chief Minister sympathized with the bereaved families and also ordered administration to provide best treatment facilities to the injured passengers.
Overall, 49 percent of respondents said they sympathized with Israel more than with the Palestinians, while 12 percent said the reverse, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Bolani, who is hoping to keep his job when Prime Minister designate Nuri al-Maliki names his cabinet in the coming days, said his country had been on the "frontline" in the battle against terrorism for several years, and that the Iraqi people sympathized with Iran.
Bolani, who is hoping to keep his job when Prime Minister-designate Nouri Al-Maliki names his cabinet in the coming days, said his country had been on the "frontline" in the battle against terrorism for several years, and that the Iraqi people sympathized with Iran.
Washington/PNN- A poll conducted today shows that 75 percent of Americans oppose the building of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, more than 23 percent higher than those who answered the same question in 2002.It also states that one third of Americans sympathized with Israel, whereas 12% appeared more sympathetic towards the Palestinians; however the number of sympathizers with both parties was 51%, a 10% increase from 2002.
Sleiman told Allawi that Lebanon sympathized with the suffering of the Iraqi people, and hoped that stability would soon be restored in his country.
no one sympathized with him in his little attempts to discover a quiet place for the seals.