Verb sympathize has 3 senses
  1. sympathize, sympathise - share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    --1 is one way to feel, experience
    Derived forms: noun sympathizer2, noun sympathy3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understand - be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!"
    Derived form: noun sympathy1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. commiserate, sympathize, sympathise - to feel or express sympathy or compassion
    --3 is one way to feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with
    Derived forms: noun sympathizer1, noun sympathy2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue sympathize