take pity on

Definition of take pity on

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  sympathetic sorrow for one suffering, distressed, or unhappy

    :  capacity to feel pity

    :  something to be regretted

  1. :  to feel pity for

    :  to feel pity

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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