When you weep, you cry. If you're very empathetic, you might start to weep whenever you see other people weep.

To shed tears from sadness is to weep. Some people weep rarely, only when they've suffered a true loss or tragedy. Other sensitive souls weep at songs, movies, books, and even sweet stories or pictures. Weep comes from the Old English word wepan, "shed tears or mourn over," which has a Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to cry or scream."

Definitions of weep

v shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

“The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs”
bring into a particular state by crying
express joy, express mirth, laugh
produce laughter
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mewl, pule, wail, whimper
cry weakly or softly
cry loudly
fill with tears or shed tears
weep convulsively
blub, blubber, sniffle, snivel, snuffle
cry or whine with snuffling
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express emotion, express feelings
give verbal or other expression to one's feelings

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