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em·pa·thy

 (ĕm′pə-thē)
n.
1. The ability to identify with or understand the perspective, experiences, or motivations of another individual and to comprehend and share another individual's emotional state. See Synonyms at pity.
2. The projection of one's own feelings or thoughts onto something else, such as an object in a work of art or a character in a novel or film.

[en- + -pathy (translation of German Einfühlung).]

empathy

(ˈɛmpəθɪ)
n
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]
ˈempathist n

em•pa•thy

(ˈɛm pə θi)

n.
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.
[1904; < Greek empátheia affection (see em-2, -pathy)]
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.

empathy

the power of entering into another’s personality and imaginatively experiencing his feelings. — empathie, adj.
See also: Understanding
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empathy - understanding and entering into another's feelingsempathy - understanding and entering into another's feelings
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

empathy

noun
empathy with understanding of, feeling for, appreciation of, compassion for, rapport with, commiseration for the king's empathy with the suffering of his people

empathy

noun
1. Sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune:
2. A very close understanding between persons:
Translations

empathy

[ˈempəθɪ] Nidentificación f, empatía f
to feel empathy with sbidentificarse con algn

empathy

[ˈɛmpəθi] nempathie f
to feel empathy with sb → comprendre ce que ressent qn

empathy

empathy

[ˈɛmpəθɪ] nimmedesimazione f
to feel empathy with sb → immedesimarsi nei sentimenti di qn

em·pa·thy

n. empatía, comprensión y apreciación de los sentimientos de otra persona.

empathy

n empatía
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