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Legion is a more effective character than Edi despite the two serving the same emotional function, and it’s because he takes the exact opposite approach to get players to sympathize with him.

Sure, some find it hard to sympathize with “influencers” who profit from posting Instagram pics or TikTok videos.

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Idolizing superheroes is no longer anything special, which may be why it now seems more sophisticated to sympathize with the villains—even if that means reading depth into these backstories that isn’t really there.

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The KGB recruited sympathetic journalists, funded publications that were mere fronts for Soviet-sympathizing propaganda and, at the height of the Cold War, employed 496,000 members around the world, if Soviet defector Oleg Kalugin’s memoir is true.

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You write about having this impulse to understand and even sympathize with an abuser.

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I get it and sympathize with them and try to be there for the fans.

Nowadays, however, even those who sympathize with Palestinian grievances steer clear of the more inflamed areas.

Do you think, then, that the key is not to have the audience sympathize with, but rather to understand him?

We all yearn for some sort of control over our fate and our lives, and we can all sympathize with that.

There is no one to sympathize for their war trauma and most would like nothing more than to forget.

She knew that she alone of all human beings was gifted with the power to understand and fully sympathize with him.

In paying your visits of condolence, show, by your own quiet gravity, that you sympathize in the recent affliction of your friend.

You cannot understand the terrible feeling towards all Yankees and those who sympathize with them.

I do not know how to sympathize with any thing that is not straightforward and true, and your course is rather zigzag.

I often used to think she must feel very solitary at Craddock, with not a soul to sympathize with her tastes.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sympathize, such as: commiserate, comprehend, ache, agree, appreciate, and comfort.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.