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English adjective: compassionate

1. compassionate showing or having compassion

SamplesHeard the soft and compassionate voices of women.

Similarcaring, nurturant, tenderhearted

See alsohumane, merciful, sympathetic


English verb: compassionate

1. compassionate (emotion) share the suffering of

Synonymscondole with, feel for, pity, sympathize with

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)grieve, sorrow

Narrower (hyponym)care, commiserate, sympathise, sympathize

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