Meaning of empathic in English:


Pronunciation /ɛmˈpaθɪk/

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  • Showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

    ‘an attentive, empathic listener’
    • ‘tears may elicit an empathic response in people’
    • ‘Your fans have this really strong empathic connection to you.’
    • ‘Some doctors choose to treat things conservatively, some aggressively, and some cultivate a sensitive empathic approach.’
    • ‘They strive to be sincere and to communicate with others in an empathic manner.’
    • ‘Dr. McNally is a miracle worker: determined, insightful, and empathic.’
    • ‘She must be wise but impulsive, empathic yet distant.’
    • ‘For Berrien, one of the key challenges was to become a more supportive and empathic leader.’
    • ‘It begins with a deep and empathic understanding of the human condition.’
    • ‘Indeed, brain research shows that boys are actually more empathic, expressive, and emotive at birth than girls.’
    • ‘If they don't process the emotional content, they are not empathic, they don't have any sense of what they've done to somebody.’
    • ‘Greenspan observed that when the father has an empathic identification with his offspring, the child, in turn, identifies with him.’