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sympathizer (plural sympathizers)
- (often derogatory) A person who sympathizes (with a political cause, a side in a conflict, etc.); a supporter.
- His reputation was ruined when it was revealed that he had been a Nazi sympathizer before the war.
- 1934 October, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], “Chapter 13”, in Burmese Days, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, →OCLC:
- ‘ […] And I tell you that the slightest suspicion of my loyalty could be ruin for me, ruin! If it were ever breathed that I were even a sympathiser with this rebellion, there iss an end of me.’
- (now rare) A person who has, shows or expresses sympathy (with another person or people); a person who enters into the feelings of another.
person who enters into the feelings of another
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