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. And Mrs.
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.
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Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner of debut novel The Sympathizer, is one of the literary world's unicorns--a brilliant, once unheardof writer who broke out into the publishing scene spectacularly, a success story many struggling writers can only dream about .
A video containing the judge's alleged confession during his conversation with a 'sympathizer' of the PML-N, Nasir Butt, was screened during a hurriedly called presser at the party's provincial headquarters in Model Town.
"We are alleging that...he is a sympathizer of ISIS [Daesh]," Patton added.
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