empathize empathize  /ˈɛm pə ˌθaɪz/


  • (v) be understanding of


  1. It was easy to empathize with the investors.
  2. To learn how to better empathize with baffled freshmen, an art-history scholar might sit through a painfully unfamiliar class on finite math.
  3. He writes that autism is associated with a particularly intense drive to systemize and an unusually low drive to empathize.


  1. The Unsettling POV Of A Murderous 'Maniac'

    Director Franck Khalfoun pushes us to empathize with — or at least consider — the perspective of a serial killer in Maniac, a slasher reboot shot almost exclusively from the murderer's POV.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Former IBMers rebound; some happier in new jobs

    Some former IBMers said they empathize with the newest wave of locals to join their ranks following the announcement that 697 employees have been laid off.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

  3. Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Think

    Can a dog empathize with human emotion? According to researchers, they are one of the few species that can express empathy, and thanks to Dr. Brian Hare it’s possible to discover more of what’s hiding behind your dog’s puppy eyes.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Miami


  1. "It's been very hard for CNN," Chung said. "I empathize with them because CNN's competitors have gone off in extreme directions and what is CNN going to do? But I don't understand this attempt at regaining viewers."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Connie Chung Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I empathize with them, because I feel like I have that same risk," said Giuliani, who was at the World Trade Center almost immediately on Sept. 11, 2001, and was onsite many times a day after that.
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Forbes

  3. "I learned early on in my career that in this business, it's not about fair or unfair. I've been on both sides of this, so I can empathize with Rex," Griese said. "And it's not great to be in this position, either, because I'm a competitor,...
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Brian Griese Source: Forbes

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