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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pas·sion·ate /-ˈpæʃəˌnet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: showing merciful compassion; "sparing the child's mother was
             a compassionate act"
      2: showing or having compassion; "heard the soft and
         compassionate voices of women" [ant: uncompassionate]
      3: showing recognition of unusually distressful circumstances;
         "compassionate leave"; "considered for a compassionate
         discharge because of domestic difficulties"
      v : share the suffering of [syn: feel for, pity, condole
          with, sympathize with]