transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- An example of compassionate is a caring nurse.
- An example of compassionate is vacation days or leave time given when your parent dies.
- Feeling or showing compassion; sympathetic.
- Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances: compassionate military leave.
transitive verbcom·pas·sion·at·ed, com·pas·sion·at·ing, com·pas·sion·ates
(comparative more compassionate, superlative most compassionate)
(third-person singular simple present compassionates, present participle compassionating, simple past and past participle compassionated)
- (archaic) To feel compassion for; to pity, feel sorry for.
A pseudo-Latin form of French compassioné, past participle of compassionner (“feel sorry for”).
- The compassionate side of me hates to see good people turned bad.
- Jade was everything he admired: brave, compassionate, dedicated.
- (2) Praise be [literally " is "] to God, the Lord of the worlds, (3) the compassionate compassioner, (4) the Sovereign of the day of judgment.
- He wondered if this beautiful, loving, compassionate wife of his whom he loved so dearly, was really capable of killing another human being.
- Tender, compassionate, weak, like a human, and failing miserably to take my place.