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compassionate (adj.)

"characterized by compassion," 1580s, from compassion + -ate (1). Related: Compassionately. Phrase compassionate conservatism in American political language recorded by 1992, popularized, if not coined, by Marvin Olasky, instructor at University of Texas at Austin.

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Definitions of compassionate
1
compassionate (v.)
share the suffering of;
Synonyms: feel for / pity / condole with / sympathize with
2
compassionate (adj.)
showing or having compassion;
heard the soft and compassionate voices of women
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