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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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HRH the Prime Minister also sent two similar cable of condolence to HRH Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister and to HRH Prince Meqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, sympathizing on the demise of the late Prince Khalid bin Mish'al bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques sympathizing on the demise of the late HRH Prince Khalid bin Mish'al bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and praying to Allah Almighty to accommodate the deceased in His vastest paradises in divine mercy and bliss.
HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister also sent two similar cable of condolences to HRH Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister and to HRH Prince Meqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, sympathizing on the demise of the late Prince Khalid bin Mish'al bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
His Majesty the King also dispatched a similar cable of condolences to HH Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al sabah the Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait, sympathizing on the demise of the late Sheikh Nayef Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah, supplicating to Allah the Almighty to accommodate the late Sheikh Nayef Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah in His mercy, bliss and vastest of paradises
Also, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister dispatched a cable of condolences to his brother His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah the Amir of the State of Kuwait sympathizing on the demise of the late Sheikh Nayef Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah, supplicating to Allah the Almighty to accommodate the late Sheikh Nayef in His mercy, bliss and vastest of paradises.
President Vladimir Putin of the Republic of the Russian Federation, sympathizing on the victims of jetliner's crash at Kazan Airport in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
Also, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister dispatched a cable of condolence to his brother His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah, the Amir of the sisterly State of Kuwait, sympathizing on the demise of the late Sheikh Adhbi Hamad Mohammed Abdul-Aziz Al-Malik Al-Sabah, expressing sincerest condolences and consolation, and supplicating to Allah the Almighty to accommodate the deceased in divine mercy, blessings and His vastest Paradises.
HRH the Prime Minister also dispatched two cables of condolences to his brother Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jabir Al-Sabah and to his brother Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Jabir Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, sympathizing on the demise of the late Sheikh Adhbi Hamad Mohammed Al-Sabah, and supplicating to Allah the Almighty to accommodate the deceased in divine mercy, blessings and His vastest Paradises.
Also, HRH the Crown Prince dispatched a similar cable of condolences to his brother the Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister, HRH Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, sympathizing on the demise of the late Prince Badr bin Mohammed bin Turki bin Abdul-Aziz bin Turki Al Saud.
HRH the Prime Minister also dispatched a similar cable to his brother HRH Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sympathizing on the demise of the late Prince Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Jalawi Al Saud.
Also, HRH the Prime Minister dispatched another similar cable of condolences to his brother HRH Prince Miqrin bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, the second Deputy Premier, advisor and special envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, condoling and sympathizing on the demise of the late Prince Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Jalawi Al Saud.