identify with, sympathize, feel for, relate to, understand, put oneself in another's place, put oneself in another's shoes; see also sympathize.
"empathize." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 16 August 2018. <http://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/empathize>.
empathize. (n.d.). Retrieved August 16th, 2018, from http://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/empathize
To understand or be sensitive to another's feelings or ideas:
To associate or affiliate oneself closely with a person or group: