[ adjective kuhm-pash-uh-nit; verb kuhm-pash-uh-neyt ]
/ adjective kəmˈpæʃ ə nɪt; verb kəmˈpæʃ əˌneɪt /
verb (used with object), com·pas·sion·at·ed, com·pas·sion·at·ing.
Archaic. to pity or have compassion for.
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OTHER WORDS FROM compassionate
com·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverbcom·pas·sion·ate·ness, nounun·com·pas·sion·ate, adjectiveun·com·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for compassionate
/ (kəmˈpæʃənət) /
showing or having compassion
compassionate leave leave granted, esp to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc
Derived forms of compassionatecompassionately, adverbcompassionateness, noun
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