English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sympathy /'simpəθi/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự thông cảm; sự đồng tình
- to enjoy the sympathy of somebody: được sự đồng tình của ai
- sự thương cảm; mối thương cảm
- to feel sympathy for somebody: thương cảm ai
+an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
+sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
+a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other
Advanced English Dictionary
1 compassion, commiseration, pity, concern, tenderness, empathy, understanding, solicitousness, warmth, tender-heartedness, warm-heartedness, Archaic ruth:
We feel great sympathy for any child who loses a pet.
2 agreement, harmony, compatibility, rapport, concord, accord, fellow-feeling, congeniality, affinity, closeness, unity, communion, fellowship, camaraderie:
It is amazing that there can be so much sympathy between two such different people.
+ noun (plural sympathies)Collocation Dictionary
1 [U, C, usually pl.] the feeling of being sorry for sb; showing that you understand and care about sb's problems: to express / feel / have sympathy for sb + I have no sympathy for Jan, it's all her own fault. + I wish he'd show me a little more sympathy. + Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victims of the war. + (formal) May we offer our deepest sympathies on the death of your wife.
2 [U, C, usually pl.] the act of showing support for or approval of an idea, a cause, an organization, etc: The seamen went on strike in sympathy with (= to show their support for) the dockers. + Her sympathies lie with the anti-abortion lobby.
3 [U] friendship and understanding between people who have similar opinions or interests: There was no personal sympathy between them.
Idioms: in sympathy with sth (written) happening because sth else has happened: Share prices slipped in sympathy with the German market.
out of sympathy with sb/sth (written) not agreeing with or not wanting to support sb/sth
considerable, deep, genuine, great, heartfelt, real | scant | general, popular, public, widespread
VERB + SYMPATHY
be full of, feel, have
She seemed to feel some sympathy for the patients.
| express, extend, give sb, offer (sb), show (sb)
She expressed her deepest sympathy for him. She says I haven't given her enough sympathy. We extend our sympathy to the families of the victims.
| expend, waste | demand, want
I don't want your sympathy!
| deserve | arouse, attract, earn, elicit, engage, evoke, excite, gain, get, rouse, win
Their plight aroused considerable public sympathy. He didn't get much sympathy from anyone.
SYMPATHY + VERB
go out to sb, lie with sb
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family. My sympathy lies with his wife.
in ~ with
Nurses came out on strike in sympathy with the doctors.
| out of ~
She married him more out of sympathy than love.
| with ~
Desmond eyed her anguished face with sympathy.
| ~ for
He has a total lack of sympathy for young people.
| ~ to
The government showed sympathy to their cause.
| ~ towards
He acted with some sympathy towards his victim.
| ~ with
She had every sympathy with him.
a feeling of sympathy, full of sympathy, have every/little sympathy for sb, a lack of sympathy, a pang of sympathy
I felt a pang of sympathy for her.
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