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ability to imagine oneself in the condition of another; a vicarious participation in another’s emotions: The widow expressed empathy for the woman who had just lost her husband.
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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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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.
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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
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1. Sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune:
2. A very close understanding between persons:
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n. empatía, comprensión y apreciación de los sentimientos de otra persona.
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