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Sympathize, 1) intr. to agree, to be of the same disposition: “we s.” Troil. IV, 1, 26. Followed by with: “the southern wind . . . foretells a tempest. Then with the losers let it s.” H4A V, 1, 7. “the men do s. with the mastiffs in robustious and rough coming on,” H5 III, 7, 158. “the thing of courage, as roused with rage, with rage doth s. and with an accent tuned in selfsame key retorts to chiding fortune,” Troil. I, 3, 52.
2) trans. to answer to, to correspond with: “true sorrow then is feelingly sufficed when with like semblance it is --d,” Lucr. 1113 (when it meets with the semblance of the same suffering). “yet when they have devised what strained touches rhetoric can lend, thou truly fair wert truly --d in true plain words by thy true-telling friend,” Sonn. 82, 11 (my plain words were most suitable to, expressed best, thy fair nature). “all that are assembled in this place, that by this --d one day's error have suffered wrong, go keep us company,” Err. V, 397 (entered into, shared). “a message well --d: a horse to be ambassador for an ass,” LLL III, 52. “the senseless brands will s. the heavy accent of thy moving tongue and in compassion weep the fire out,” R2 V, 1, 46.
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