sympathizer


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sym·pa·thize

 (sĭm′pə-thīz′)
intr.v. sym·pa·thized, sym·pa·thiz·ing, sym·pa·thiz·es
1. To feel or express compassion, as for another's suffering; commiserate.
2. To share or understand the feelings or ideas of another: sympathized with the goals of the committee.
3. To be in accord; correspond.

sym′pa·thiz′er n.
sym′pa·thiz′ing·ly adv.

sym•pa•thiz•er

(ˈsɪm pəˌθaɪ zər)
n.
1. a person who is in approving accord with a cause or person: a communist sympathizer.
2. a person who sympathizes.
[1810–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sympathizer - commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
communicator - a person who communicates with others
Job's comforter - someone whose comfort is actually discouraging
2.sympathizer - someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
bleeding heart - someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged
fellow traveler, fellow traveller - a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

sympathizer

noun supporter, partisan, protagonist, fellow traveller, well-wisher a well-known playwright and Communist sympathizer
Translations
rokonszenvezőszimpatizáns

sympathizer

[ˈsɪmpəθaɪzəʳ] Nsimpatizante mf, partidario/a m/f (with de)

sympathizer

[ˈsɪmpəθaɪzər] sympathiser (British) n (politically, ideologically)sympathisant(e) m/f

sympathizer

nMitfühlende(r) mf; (at death also) → Kondolierende(r) mf; (with cause) → Sympathisant(in) m(f)

sympathizer

[ˈsɪmpəˌθaɪzəʳ] n (fig) (esp Pol) sympathizer (with)simpatizzante m/f (di)
References in classic literature ?
Poor Flora had no greater enemy, the aggrieved mate had no greater sympathizer.
At once it occurred to Mills that this eccentric youngster was the very person for what the legitimist sympathizers had very much at heart just then: to organize a supply by sea of arms and ammunition to the Carlist detachments in the South.
The victorious huntsman rode off to join the field, and there, surrounded by inquiring sympathizers, recounted his exploits.
He had no friends and few sympathizers, and he insisted upon defending himself.
It was clear, from the moment of his rising, that he had a number of friends and sympathizers in the hall, though they formed a minority in the audience.
As I was dressing, I looked out of my window and asked one of our men who had been among the active sympathizers last night whether there was anything wrong about the house.
From this time they began to feel the weight of the tyranny of Flashman and his friends, and, now that trouble had come home to their own doors, began to look out for sympathizers and partners amongst the rest of the fags; and meetings of the oppressed began to be held, and murmurs to arise, and plots to be laid as to how they should free themselves and be avenged on their enemies.
Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said that the Abu Sayyaf has no direct links to IS, and was probably a sympathizer "jumping on the bandwagon" because it was on the decline.
Kennedy twice bedded suspected spies - accused Nazi sympathizer Inga Arvad and alleged East German operative Ellen Romisch.
Lindsay's undervolumed, unfocused portrayal never brings to life the complex persona of Carrie Philips, the longtime mistress, blackmailer and World War I German sympathizer.
Netanyahu attacked Barak as an Arab sympathizer and a leftist at a press conference Sunday.
A Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) sympathizer who was seriously wounded during clashes with riot police in YE-ksekova, a city in Hakkari province, on Friday died on Wednesday.