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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sympathizer is a tremendously funny novel, stripped bare of the liberal humanist pieties of so many novels of immigration, exile and foreign conflict.
A man who identified himself as an Al-Qaeda sympathizer, who spoke to the Yemen Times on condition of anonymity, said, "The statement was directed at Al-Qaeda sympathizers, who were shocked by the attack [on civilians], in order to explain that Al-Qaeda does not target [civilians].
The official apparently declined to define what a sympathizer is.
Speaking on Sunday, he said: "Yesterday afternoon, New York City police officers arrested a 27-year-old al-Qaeda sympathizer who was plotting to bomb police patrol cars and also postal facilities as well as targeted members of our armed forces returning from abroad".
They get all bent out of shape every time a union sympathizer is fired by Wal-Mart on some trumped-up charge like using profanity or being discourteous to customers.