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empathy

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Use the "Sentences" section of the app to practice with different usage examples of the word.

Examples

I feel a degree of empathy for the man held hostage, and for his family.

It is easy to understand the natural empathy between a Prime Minister and a top football manager.

It was an act, first and foremost, of solidarity with the victims and of empathy with their families.

There is a frightening lack of empathy and of understanding of the condition of the elderly.

People here have a warm way of showing empathy but at the same time respecting your private grief.

The money will be used to fund an initiative designed to help offenders develop empathy with their victims.

Her experiences gave her a sense of empathy and responsibility, she says.

Finally, proximity makes for empathy and justifies the inevitable risks for intervention.

A little bit of empathy and understanding might go a long way in making their life easier.

All art criticism is necessarily subjective, but such complete empathy with an artist is rare.

She had no hidden agenda, no axe to grind, just great empathy and overwhelming sympathy.

I was a few paces on before I even considered my selfishness and lack of empathy.

That almost supernatural talent for empathy was his greatest political gift.

Because we have that empathy, we are good at sympathetically guiding and advising.

He has no empathy with, or sympathy for, this officer who has children to think about.

Often politicians are accused of having no powers of empathy whatsoever.

Such a metaphor betrays a complete lack of understanding, of empathy with Victorian culture.

The use of touch with reflexology breaks down barriers and establishes empathy.

Nothing was done for effect, he was incredibly generous, talented and showed great empathy.

Among the violence, there are also moments of empathy and humanity, which shine out like a beacon.

The ability to enter empathetically into the mind of a writer - to respond to the ideas of another - now there’s a stereotypically feminine trait!

Rather, mothers who had a more empathic style tended to have children with more adaptive behavior.

Elsewhere I have described the self-centered and narrowly concrete view of the world that results from the failure to imagine empathically another’s inner states, and its interpersonal consequences.

Fathers are not perceived as empathetic listeners in the same way that mothers are.

Properly taught, literature and history can cultivate the sympathetic imagination, the capacity to leave one’s own world and empathically experience lives in other times and cultures.

Then, I inclined my head slightly, in a gesture of respect, and offered a small, empathetic smile.

Such teachers were found to be consistently positive and empathic, and they demonstrated respect and concern for the students.

Alert, efficient and empathetic, a mother’s mind is designed to make the species survive.

We need a local management that understands the Scottish marketplace and is sensitive and empathetic to the concerns and aspirations of this country.

Conversely, effective treatments all use some version of an empathic, nonconfrontational style.