feel for sb

feel for sb (feel / have or express sympathy for sb, to sympathise with sb) — сочувствовать, сопереживать, жалеть, выражать сочувствие, поддерживать, соболезновать, разделять чувства, понимать, сострадать.

Example 1: I really felt for him when his wife died.

Example 2: I do/really feel for him, he's lost two family members in two months.

Example 3: I really feel for people who suffer from depression. (MM)

Example 4: At the Center, the other mothers know what it's like, and they really feel for you. (LDOCE)

Example 5: I do feel for you, honestly.

Synonyms or related words for this meaning:
feel sorry for someone,


sympathize (to behave in a

sympathize (to behave in a kind way and show that you understand someone’s problems)

feel sorry for someone (to feel sympathy for someone because they are in a difficult or unpleasant situation)

pity (to feel sorry for someone because they are in a bad situation)
take pity on sb (to feel sorry for someone and try to help them) — пожалеть

Example 1: Lucy took pity on me and let me stay at her house.
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commiserate (to express sympathy to someone who is unhappy about something)

empathise (BrE) /empathize (AmE) (to understand how someone feels because you can imagine what it is like to be them)

make encouraging/sympathetic etc noises (to say things to encourage someone, show sympathy etc)

extend/offer one's sympathy/sympathies (to tell someone that you are sorry when someone close to them has died)