feel for

feel for
verb
share the suffering of (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑compassion (for: ↑compassionate), ↑pity (for: ↑pity)
Hypernyms: ↑grieve, ↑sorrow
Hyponyms: ↑commiserate, ↑sympathize, ↑sympathise, ↑care
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Sam cannot feel for Sue

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SYMPATHIZE WITH, be sorry for, pity, feel pity for, feel sympathy for, feel compassion for, be moved by; commiserate with, condole with.
feel

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ˈfeel for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they feel for he/she/it feels for present participle feeling for past tense felt for past participle felt for] phrasal verb
to feel sympathy for someone

I really feel for people who suffer from depression.

Thesaurus: to feel or express sympathysynonym
Main entry: feel

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feel for [phrasal verb]
feel for (someone) : to have sympathy or pity for (someone)

I feel (deeply) for you, but there's nothing I can do to help.

— see also feel 3c (above), 1
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Main Entry:feel

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