Empathy is the ability to mutually experience the thoughts, emotions, and direct experience of others. It goes beyond sympathy, which is a feeling of care and understanding for the "feelings" of others. Both words have similar usage but differ in their emotional meaning.
Empathy may also refer to:
- Empathy (software), an instant messaging program
- Empathy (album), a jazz album by Bill Evans
- a slang name for the drug MDMA
- Linguistic empathy, a notion in theoretical linguistics
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