1. characterized by, proceeding from, exhibiting, or feeling sympathy; sympathizing; compassionate: a sympathetic listener.
2. acting or affected by, of the nature of, or pertaining to a special affinity or mutual relationship; congenial: With their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion.
3. looking upon with favor (often followed by to or toward): She is sympathetic to the project.
4. Anatomy, Physiology. pertaining to that part of the autonomic ne
"people can be sympathetic to people."
"people can be sympathetic to ideas."
"states can be sympathetic to governments."
"people can be sympathetic to problems."
"governors can be sympathetic to concerns."
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