What does compassionate mean?

Definitions for compassionate
kəmˈpæʃ ə nɪt; -ˌneɪtcom·pas·sion·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compassionate(verb)

    showing or having compassion

    "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"

  2. feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with(verb)

    share the suffering of


  1. compassionate(Verb)

    To feel compassion for; to pity, feel sorry for.

    Etymology: A pseudo-Latin form of compassioné, past participle of compassionner.

  2. compassionate(Adjective)

    having, feeling of showing compassion; sympathetic

    Etymology: A pseudo-Latin form of compassioné, past participle of compassionner.

  3. compassionate(Adjective)

    given to someone because of a domestic emergency, especially in the phrase compassionate leave

    Etymology: A pseudo-Latin form of compassioné, past participle of compassionner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compassionate(adj)

    having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful

  2. Compassionate(adj)

    complaining; inviting pity; pitiable

  3. Compassionate(verb)

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

How to pronounce compassionate?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compassionate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compassionate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of compassionate in a Sentence

  1. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    While Texans are compassionate to our core, and take in more refugees than any other state, significant security concerns have been raised about President Obama's plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year, nationwide, the federal government's stated inability to run effective background checks on these refugees, entering the United States from one of the world's most potent hotbeds of terrorism, puts all Texans at risk.

  2. Noella Masika:

    I feel compassionate and grateful for the care I received, i feel an obligation to contribute to the fight against Ebola.

  3. Commissioner Richard Ross:

    He was a compassionate police officer.

  4. Staci Fox:

    The courts have been clear that the federal law prohibits states from excluding abortion providers from Medicaid, planned Parenthood's doors remain open and we will continue to provide high-quality, compassionate care to the women and men who rely on us.

  5. Ben Carson:

    Bringing people into this country from that area of the world I think is a huge mistake, because why wouldn't they infiltrate them with people who are ideologically opposed to us? It would be foolish for them not to do that. So, we need to be very compassionate to understand that these people have been displaced and we should use our expertise and resources to help get them resettle over there, and to support them over there, but to bring them here under these circumstances is a suspension of intellect.

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