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Understanding vs. Compassionate

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Understandingnoun

(uncountable) Mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.

Compassionateadjective

Having, feeling or showing compassion; sympathetic.

Understandingnoun

(countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.

Compassionateadjective

Of a leave, given to someone because of a domestic emergency.

‘compassionate leave’;

Understandingnoun

(countable) Opinion, judgement or outlook.

‘According to my understanding, the situation is quite perilous. I wonder if you see it this way, too.’;

Compassionateadjective

(obsolete) Inviting pity; pitiable.

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Understandingnoun

(countable) An informal contract; mutual agreement.

‘I thought we had an understanding - you do the dishes, and I throw the trash.’;

Compassionateverb

(archaic) To feel compassion for; to pity, feel sorry for.

Understandingnoun

(countable) A reconciliation of differences.

‘The parties of the negotiation have managed to come to an understanding.’;

Compassionateadjective

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.’;

Understandingnoun

(uncountable) Sympathy.

‘He showed much understanding for my problems when he heard about my past.’;

Compassionateadjective

Complaining; inviting pity; pitiable.

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Understandingadjective

Showing compassion.

Compassionateverb

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

‘Compassionates my pains, and pities me.’;

Understandingadjective

(dated) Knowing; skilful.

Compassionateverb

share the suffering of

Understandingverb

present participle of understand

Compassionateadjective

showing merciful compassion;

‘sparing the child's mother was a compassionate act’;

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Understandingadjective

Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.

Compassionateadjective

showing or having compassion;

‘heard the soft and compassionate voices of women’;

Understandingnoun

The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.

Compassionateadjective

showing recognition of unusually distressful circumstances;

‘compassionate leave’; ‘considered for a compassionate discharge because of domestic difficulties’;

Understandingnoun

An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.

‘He hoped the loyalty of his subjects would concur with him in the preserving of a good understanding between him and his people.’;

Compassionateadjective

feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others

‘I allowed him to go home on compassionate grounds’; ‘she tried to sound compassionate’;

Understandingnoun

The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends.

‘But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.’; ‘The power of perception is that which we call the understanding. Perception, which we make the act of the understanding, is of three sorts: 1. The perception of ideas in our mind; 2. The perception of the signification of signs; 3. The perception of the connection or repugnancy, agreement or disagreement, that there is between any of our ideas. All these are attributed to the understanding, or perceptive power, though it be the two latter only that use allows us to say we understand.’; ‘In its wider acceptation, understanding is the entire power of perceiving an conceiving, exclusive of the sensibility: the power of dealing with the impressions of sense, and composing them into wholes, according to a law of unity; and in its most comprehensive meaning it includes even simple apprehension.’;

Understandingnoun

Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason.

‘I use the term understanding, not for the noetic faculty, intellect proper, or place of principles, but for the dianoetic or discursive faculty in its widest signification, for the faculty of relations or comparisons; and thus in the meaning in which "verstand" is now employed by the Germans.’;

Understandingnoun

the cognitive condition of someone who understands;

‘he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect’;

Understandingnoun

the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises;

‘they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business’; ‘there was an understanding between management and the workers’;

Understandingnoun

an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion;

‘his sympathies were always with the underdog’; ‘I knew I could count on his understanding’;

Understandingnoun

the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;

‘we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil’;

Understandingadjective

characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy;

‘an understanding friend’;

Understanding

Understanding is a psychological process related to an abstract or physical object, such as a person, situation, or message whereby one is able to use concepts to model that object. Understanding is a relation between the knower and an object of understanding.

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