take pity on

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Definition of take pity on

: to feel pity for (a person or animal) and do something to help I took pity on the stray cat and fed him.

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“Take pity on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20pity%20on. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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