Com*pas"sion*ate (?), a.

1.

Having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful.

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. South.

2.

Complaining; inviting pity; pitiable.

[R.]

Shak.

Syn. -- Sympathizing; tender; merciful; pitiful.

 

© Webster 1913.


Com*pas"sion*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compassionated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Compassionating (#).]

To have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to sympathize with.

Compassionates my pains, and pities me. Addison.

 

© Webster 1913.

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