empathy: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (em'pu-thē), [key]
- the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
- the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself: By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self.
- empathy (Thesaurus)