1. empathize

verb. ['ˈɛmpəˌθaɪz'] be understanding of.


  • sympathize
  • sympathise
  • empathise

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Rhymes with Empathize

  • sympathize

Sentences with empathize

1. Verb, base form
A person who can read has the ability to empathize with and connect to the characters in a story.

Quotes about empathize

1. Our best hope for the future is not to get people to think of all humanity as family - that's impossible. It lies, instead, in an appreciation of the fact that, even if we don't empathize with distant strangers, their lives have the same value as the lives of those we love.
- Paul Bloom

2. A novel is not an allegory.... It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don't enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won't be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel. This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.
- Azar Nafisi

3. The best morals kids get from any book is just the capacity to empathize with other people, to care about the characters and their feelings. So you don't have to write a preachy book to do that. You just have to make it a fun book with characters they care about, and they will become better people as a result.
- Louis Sachar