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 ?
And this is said to me by my own sister, who imagines that...that...that she's sympathizing with me!...I don't want these condolences And his humbug!"
But the wood-fire is a kindly, cheerful, sociable spirit, sympathizing with mankind, and knowing that to create warmth is but one of the good offices which are expected from it.
As a victim of terrorism, Iran feels the pain suffered by the people of Manchester, read the statement while sympathizing with the victims' families.
Sympathizing with the bereaved families, the president also prayed for peace of the martyrs' souls.
He said that those sympathizing with the ailing humanity with hard-earned money are earning the blessings of Allah Almighty in this world and the world hereafter.
Mama said the BIFF was sympathizing with the families of the blast victims, some of whom were from Maguindanao and other parts of Central Mindanao.
In fact, with more than 60% of Americans sympathizing with Israel since 2010, public support for the Jewish state has been stronger than at any time other than in 1991, when Israel was hit by Iraqi Scud missiles during the Gulf War.
Heartland of Clarksburg released a statement through Manor Care's director of marketing communications sympathizing with the Meredith family.
While the reader is capable of empathizing and sympathizing with the characters, part of the emotional connection to the characters is lost due to an unclear plot structure.
Though sympathizing with the ills that motivate grassroots environmental justice advocates, he understands that constraints on time and resources, as well as the complex physical realities of our environment, make tradeoffs inevitable.
Naek and Jamali, while sympathizing with the victims of the tragedy, called upon the people to remain calm, steadfast and united.
The most wrenching story: how an HIV-positive gay man filled with self-hatred turned his anger on other gays, Here's a man who slaughtered some of us, yet you might find yourself sympathizing with him.