empathise empathise

Definition(s):

  • (v) be understanding of

Usage(s):

  1. The Sri Lankan bowlers may have not risen to the occasion but after watching a tournament full of Australia taking apart teams it is possible to empathise with their plight.
  2. I know, I empathise with Micheal.

News

  • Psychopathic Criminals Have "Empathy Switch"

    dryriver writes "Psychopaths do not lack empathy, rather they can switch it on at will, according to new research. Placed in a brain scanner, psychopathic criminals watched videos of one person hurting another and were asked to empathise with the individual in pain. Only when asked to imagine how the pain receiver felt did the area of the brain related to pain light up. Scientists, reporting in ...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Slashdot

Quotes

  1. The Rugby Football Union's elite director of rugby, Rob Andrew, is also keen to see players get a break and Woodward said: "I totally empathise with Ashton and Robinson. It is not an easy job when you compare England with their major competitors -...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Sir Clive Woodward Source: Times Online

  2. "I am a young Hispanic woman, so is Janet. I could empathise with her situation so much," said Lopez, who is of Puerto Rican origin.
    on Feb 11, 2006 By: Jennifer Lopez Source: BBC News

  3. "What happened in Cabinda is a huge tragedy and I feel for all the guys on that Togo bus. I empathise with Adebayor and the others, I know what they're going through," Broad said. "It's brought back such horrible memories. When I heard...
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Chris Broad Source: Times Online

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