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empathy


em·pa·thy  (mp-th)
n.
1. Identification with and understanding of anothers situation, feelings, and motives. See Synonyms at pity.
2. The attribution of ones own feelings to an object.

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


empathy  /mpi/  n.sing. [U] the ability to share or understand another persons feelings (attitudes, reasons, etc.): I have empathy for you in your fear about speaking in front of a group. empathy

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