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noun, plural sympathies.
harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.
the harmony of feeling naturally existing between persons of like tastes or opinion or of congenial dispositions.
the fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, especially in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration.

feelings or impulses of compassion.
feelings of favor, support, or loyalty:
It’s hard to tell where your sympathies lie.

favorable or approving accord; favor or approval:
He viewed the plan with sympathy and publicly backed it.
agreement, consonance, or accord.
Psychology. a relationship between persons in which the condition of one induces a parallel or reciprocal condition in another.
Physiology. the relation between parts or organs whereby a condition or disorder of one part induces some effect in another.
expressing sympathy:
a sympathy card; a sympathy vote.
noun (pl) -thies
the sharing of another’s emotions, esp of sorrow or anguish; pity; compassion
an affinity or harmony, usually of feelings or interests, between persons or things: to be in sympathy with someone
mutual affection or understanding arising from such a relationship; congeniality
the condition of a physical system or body when its behaviour is similar or corresponds to that of a different system that influences it, such as the vibration of sympathetic strings
(sometimes pl) a feeling of loyalty, support, or accord, as for an idea, cause, etc
(physiol) the mutual relationship between two organs or parts whereby a change in one has an effect on the other

sympathy sym·pa·thy (sĭm’pə-thē)

A relation between parts or organs by which a disease or disorder in one induces an effect in the other.

Mental contagion, as in yawning induced by seeing another person yawn.

Mutual understanding or affection arising from a relationship or an affinity, in which whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other.


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