a word for when someone becomes emotionally involved with what's happening. It's a word close to empathy, for example, when someone is telling a really touching story and it's like you're feeling what's like under their skin.

It doesn't mean to be sorry, but when something someone says/does etc. gets and holds onto you, and you feel attached to it

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    Gripping? Invested? – Cameron Jul 12 '18 at 7:14
  • It connects with you. – RegDwigнt Jul 12 '18 at 8:42
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    How would you use the word? Please edit to include a sample sentence. – Lawrence Jul 12 '18 at 12:55
  • Kindly supply a sample sentence(s), as required for 'single word requests'. – lbf Jul 12 '18 at 13:03

It is one of the definitions of "smitten". You can be smitten emotionally with any emotion - emotionally smitten.

"What a story she told! I was truly smitten with all of the emotions she brought out."


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