put oneself in someone's shoes

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put oneself in someone's shoes (third-person singular simple present puts oneself in someone's shoes, present participle putting oneself in someone's shoes, simple past and past participle put oneself in someone's shoes)

  1. (figuratively) To try to look at a situation from a different point of view; as if one were the other person; to empathise.
    Synonym: put oneself in someone's place
    If you could just put yourself in his shoes for a moment, perhaps you would understand why it is not as easy as you seem to think.

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