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synonyms for sympathize

  • commiserate
  • comprehend
  • ache
  • agree
  • appreciate
  • comfort
  • compassionate
  • condole
  • love
  • pity
  • understand
  • be in accord
  • be in sympathy
  • be kind to
  • be there for
  • be understanding
  • bleed for
  • emphathize
  • feel heart go out to
  • go along with
  • grieve with
  • have compassion
  • identify with
  • offer consolation
  • pick up on
  • relate to
  • share another's sorrow
  • show kindliness
  • show mercy
  • show tenderness
  • side with
  • tune in
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antonyms for sympathize

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  • scorn
  • disapprove
  • disregard
  • ignore
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How to use sympathize in a sentence

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.
EVERY ‘MASS EFFECT’ SQUADMATE, RANKED FROM A STORYTELLING PERSPECTIVEJHAAN ELKERJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sure, some find it hard to sympathize with “influencers” who profit from posting Instagram pics or TikTok videos.
NAOMI OSAKA: THE ATHLETES AREN’T OKSEAN CULLIGANJUNE 2, 2021OZY
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.
FROM CRUELLA TO MALEFICENT TO THE JOKER: IS IT TIME TO RETIRE THE VILLAIN ORIGIN STORY?STEPHANIE ZACHAREKMAY 26, 2021TIME
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.
WHY THE NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA ARE REALLY ABOUT 2016PHILIP ELLIOTTAPRIL 16, 2021TIME
You write about having this impulse to understand and even sympathize with an abuser.
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO ACCUSE A #METOO HERO OF ABUSEELIANA DOCKTERMANFEBRUARY 24, 2021TIME
They aren’t the people who desperately need the vaccine, even if we can sympathize with their desire to get one.
DON’T HATE THE VACCINE TOURISTS, HATE THE VACCINE GAMEJEN KIRBYFEBRUARY 12, 2021VOX
She knew that she alone of all human beings was gifted with the power to understand and fully sympathize with him.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
In paying your visits of condolence, show, by your own quiet gravity, that you sympathize in the recent affliction of your friend.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
You cannot understand the terrible feeling towards all Yankees and those who sympathize with them.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
I do not know how to sympathize with any thing that is not straightforward and true, and your course is rather zigzag.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
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WORDS RELATED TO SYMPATHIZE

  • affiliate
  • agree
  • ally
  • associate
  • cooperate
  • enlist
  • follow
  • join sides
  • sympathize
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.