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1. The ability to identify with or understand another's situation or feelings: Empathy is a distinctly human capability. See Synonyms at pity.
2. The attribution of one's own feelings to an object: They have empathy for the evacuees who were displaced by the flood.
1. the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person's feelings. See also identification3b
2. the attribution to an object, such as a work of art, of one's own emotional or intellectual feelings about it
[C20: from Greek empatheia affection, passion, intended as a rendering of German Einfühlung, literally: a feeling in; see en-2, -pathy]
em•pa•thy(ˈɛm pə θi)
1. the identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, etc., of another.
2. the imaginative ascribing to an object of one's feelings or attitudes.
syn: See sympathy.
empathy, sympathy - Empathy denotes a deep emotional understanding of another's feelings or problems, while sympathy is more general and can apply to small annoyances or setbacks.
See also related terms for problems.
the power of entering into another’s personality and imaginatively experiencing his feelings. — empathie, adj.See also: Understanding
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empathy with understanding of, feeling for, appreciation of, compassion for, rapport with, commiseration for the king's empathy with the suffering of his people
n. empatía, comprensión y apreciación de los sentimientos de otra persona.