N-COUNT: usu pl, oft supp N
The sympathizers of an organization or cause are the people who approve of it and support it.

Safta Hashmi was a well-known playwright and Communist sympathizer.

(in BRIT, also use sympathiser)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Sympathizer — Sym pa*thi zer, n. One who sympathizes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sympathizer — index advocate (espouser), backer, disciple, partisan, proponent, Samaritan, sponsor Burton s Legal Thes …   Law dictionary

  • sympathizer — 1815, agent noun from SYMPATHIZE (Cf. sympathize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sympathizer — (Amer.) sym·pa·thiz·er || sɪmpəθaɪzÉ™(r) n. one who commiserates or empathizes with another; follower, supporter, adherent (also sympathiser) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sympathizer — UK [ˈsɪmpəθaɪzə(r)] / US [ˈsɪmpəˌθaɪzər] noun [countable] Word forms sympathizer : singular sympathizer plural sympathizers someone who approves of and supports someone or something Students and sympathizers held a protest against rising tuition… …   English dictionary

  • sympathizer — noun his Confederate brothers accused him of being a Yankee sympathizer Syn: supporter, backer, well wisher, advocate, ally, partisan; collaborator, fraternizer, conspirator, quisling …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sympathizer — sym•pa•thiz•er [[t]ˈsɪm pəˌθaɪ zər[/t]] n. 1) cvb a person who is in approving accord with a cause or person: a communist sympathizer[/ex] 2) cvb a person who sympathizes • Etymology: 1810–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • sympathizer — sympathize (also sympathise) ► VERB 1) feel or express sympathy. 2) agree with a sentiment or opinion. DERIVATIVES sympathizer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sympathizer — noun see sympathize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sympathizer — /sim peuh thuy zeuhr/, n. 1. a person who sympathizes. 2. Ophthalm. an eye that exhibits ophthalmia because of disease or injury of the other. [1805 15; SYMPATHIZE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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