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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Both authors have the skill to make you feel great empathy with their heroines.
▪ They feel empathy for what he felt.
▪ I felt a very real empathy for it.
▪ I understand better now why Dombey and Son should have moved me to such deeply felt empathy for poor Florence!
▪ Perhaps it was wrong to feel empathy with Ruth simply because she too had played truant.
▪ Sometimes I can handle it very well, other times I feel empathy with the gorilla-house on a wet Thursday in February.
▪ He felt the empathy between them.
▪ And, of course, empathy creates a closeness between you and your child.
▪ Any practising industrial chemist will have great empathy with this and many other of the author's sentiments.
▪ As you increase the limit setting, you need to increase your empathy.
▪ Barriers to empathy are created by some social structures and divisions, such as those of race, religion and class.
▪ Both authors have the skill to make you feel great empathy with their heroines.
▪ But the same ability to inspire and persuade through empathy and trust can be and should be present in all organizations.
▪ One goal in the end is to develop victim empathy.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1908, modeled on German Einfühlung (from ein "in" + Fühlung "feeling"), which was coined 1858 by German philosopher Rudolf Lotze (1817-1881) as a translation of Greek empatheia "passion, state of emotion," from assimilated form of en "in" (see en- (2)) + pathos "feeling" (see pathos). A term from a theory of art appreciation that maintains appreciation depends on the viewer's ability to project his personality into the viewed object.\n\nNot only do I see gravity and modesty and pride and courtesy and stateliness, but I feel or act them in the mind's muscles. This is, I suppose, a simple case of empathy, if we may coin that term as a rendering of Einfühlung; there is nothing curious or idiosyncratic about it; but it is a fact that must be mentioned. [Edward Bradford Titchener, "Lectures on the Experimental Psychology of the Thought Processes," 1909]\n

\n... there is no doubt that the facts are new and that they justify their name: the art work is a thing of "empathy" (Titchener, Ward), of "fellow feeling" (Mitchell), of "inner sympathy" (Groos), of "sympathetic projection" (Urban), of "semblance of personality" (Baldwin), all terms suggested by different writers as renderings of the German Einfühlung.

["The American Yearbook," 1911]


n. 1 the intellectual identification of the thoughts, feelings, or state of another person 2 capacity to understand another person's point of view or the result of such understanding 3 (context parapsychology science fiction English) a paranormal ability to psychically read another person's emotions


n. understanding and entering into another's feelings


Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's position. There are many definitions for empathy which encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy. In the development of human empathy, individual differences appear, ranging from no apparent empathic ability, or empathy which is harmful to self or others, to well-balanced empathy, including the ability to distinguish between self and other. Various theories and aspects of empathy have been researched, including empathy within nonhuman animals.

Empathy (Charmed)
Empathy (software)

Empathy is an instant messaging (IM) and voice over IP (VoIP) client which supports text, voice, video, file transfers, and inter-application communication over various IM protocols.

Empathy was created by forking the Gossip project started by Michael Hallendal, Richard Hult and later maintained by Martyn Russell. It was forked because there were disagreements amongst contributors about the backend at the time. It was initially completely XMPP based (similar to Google Talk and Facebook's chat implementations), but others wanted it to use the Telepathy stack. This led to the forking and new name Empathy.

Empathy also provides a collection of reusable graphical user interface widgets for developing instant messaging clients for the GNOME desktop. It is written as extension to the Telepathy framework, for connecting to different instant messaging networks with a unified user interface.

Empathy has been included in the GNOME desktop since its version 2.24, in Ubuntu since version 9.10 (Karmic Koala), and in Fedora since version 12 (Constantine); Empathy has replaced Pidgin as their default messenger application.

Empathy (album)

Empathy is a 1962 album by jazz musicians Bill Evans and Shelly Manne. It was Evans's first album for Verve Records, after he was released from his contract with Riverside Records, and the two musicians' first collaboration. The sculpture on the cover was by Sheldon Machlin.

Empathy (disambiguation)

Empathy is the capacity to place oneself in another's position.

Empathy may also refer to:

  • Empathy (software), an instant messaging program
  • Empathy (album), a jazz album by Bill Evans
  • "Empathy" (singles), a collaboration between Jung Yong-hwa and Sunwoo Jung-a
  • a single in the "Vava Voom" (album) by Bassnectar
  • a slang name for the drug MDMA
  • Linguistic empathy, a notion in theoretical linguistics
Empathy (Mandalay album)

Empathy is the debut full-length studio album by British trip hop duo Mandalay. It was first released on March 23, 1998 through V2 Records. The track "Flowers Bloom" was previously released as a single in 1996 through Organic Music, and the tracks "This Life" and "Beautiful" were both released as singles to promote the album. The recording was released with positive critical feedback, one reviewer in particular said that it is "Highly recommended for pop and trip hop fans."

Empathy (singles)

is a pair of collaboration singles between South Korean musicians Jung Yong-hwa of CNBLUE and Sunwoo Jung-a. Consisting of the songs and , they were released on January 15, 2016, under FNC Entertainment and MagicStrawberry Sound, respectively. After the two independently wrote incomplete lyrics to separate songs with each other in mind, Jung reached out to Sunwoo for a collaboration. Deemed as "fate", Sunwoo accepted and the two agreed upon a "double collaboration".

An acoustic ballad and dance-pop number, respectively, "Hello" and "Fireworks" both revolve around the theme of love. The songs received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who commended the vocal performance by Jung and Sunwoo. "Hello" peaked at number 45 on the Gaon Digital Chart; "Fireworks" failed to rank on that chart, but peaked at number 86 on the Download Chart.

Usage examples of "empathy".

For one brief, shining moment, Amaryllis felt an unexpected sense of mutual empathy flash between them.

Ostherhaut is clairvoyant and has a large measure of empathy, like you, but refuses to admit it.

Apollonius knew, resided not in his lycanthropy or his immortality, but in his empathy.

All in all, I loved Lucius Claudius dearly, but he was a creature of his patrician upbringing, trained from birth never to feel empathy for a slave, and he simply could not equate the fate of a man like Motho with that of a man like Lucullus.

He can reflect and discover how he was probably offering solutions at a time when she was needing empathy and nurturing.

It was, rather, a machine psychometry, literally an empathy: a feeling and more than a feeling of oneness with functioning devices.

Winthrop was only beginning to understand, picked up the emotional sequence as a sort of Empathy track surrounding the product and when the tape was played through the telethesia projector, the result was analogous to a posthypnotic suggestion to purchase the product.

Hence no empathy, no curiosity, none of the conversations I was able to fantasize on my own and which had no place in Britten Street.

Often the struggle was confined not just to Meath and Leinster, for others entered in because of empathy and alliances, even greed or unmentioned political hopes.

Lucy Quinones grimaced in empathy for Bonifay, but what could anyone say?

Moore has a long and sordid history of posting screeds that make anyone with the smallest capacity for empathy immediately cringe.

Respond calmly to an aggressor with empathy or mild, unprovocative comments or with no response at all.

Being married to a medical student also gives me more empathy with doctors than I might have otherwise.

Putney brings an unusual degree of realistic empathy to his account of the training of Marine war dogs and their employment in the recapture of Guam, 1944.

Jesse stared back at the child, experiencing a wave of empathy and sympathy unlike anything she had ever before experienced in life.