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sympathizer (n.)

1815, agent noun from sympathize.

updated on October 01, 2012

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Definitions of sympathizer from WordNet

sympathizer (n.)
a person who commiserates with someone who has had misfortune;
Synonyms: sympathiser / comforter
sympathizer (n.)
someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful;
Synonyms: sympathiser / well-wisher
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