sympathize-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: agree with

One can only sympathize with him in his new position.
I sympathize with this stance.
And initially the jurors did sympathize with Hans.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: sympathize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: relate to and empathize with

And I think he is going to do more than just sympathize.
"I can sympathize," Billy said.
I sympathize with her role and what her goal is.
She was a character so easy to sympathize with, empathize with.
I sympathize with your predicament.
You can sympathize with yoru kid's disappointment and still be firm.
I'm sure any new HDTV owner will sympathize.

VerbNet: empathize-88.2
FrameNet: Emotion_directed
PropBank: sympathize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3