To express sympathy for, to sympathise with.(verb)
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Use "feel for" in a sentence
"And most of the fifty-plus NSC aides saw little of their boss: in the insightful words of Chester Crocker, his personal style provided much of the staff with so little access to the top man and so little feel for his interests that they could not be effective in advancing those interests."
"I feel for Watts as she bangs her heart-adorned drums."
"He brought to it a lawyers feel for negotiations rather than the statesmans sense of geopolitics."