compadecer

compadecer(
kohm
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pah
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deh
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sehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to feel sad for)
a. to pity
Compadezco a tu esposa ya que tiene que aguantarte a ti.I pity your wife since she has to put up with you.
b. to feel sorry for
Alfredo compadeció a la mujer sin hogar y le dio algo de dinero.Alfredo felt sorry for the homeless woman and gave her some money.
c. to sympathize with
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Compadezco a cualquier persona que tenga que trabajar con Carmen.I sympathize with anyone who has to work with Carmen.
d. to sympathise with (United Kingdom)
Compadezco a estos jóvenes que no encuentran trabajo.I sympathise with these young people who can't find work.
compadecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to feel sad; used con "de")
a. to pity
Es imposible no compadecerse de este pobre chico que lo ha perdido todo.It's impossible not to pity this poor boy who's lost everything.
b. to feel sorry for
Mi padre tiende a compadecerse de sí mismo.My dad has a tendency to feel sorry for himself.
c. to take pity on (by taking action)
Hay que compadecerse de estos refugiados y tratar de ayudarlos.We need to take pity on these refugees and to try to help them.
3. (to correspond; used with "con")
a. to fit with
Esta descripción no se compadece con la realidad.This description doesn't fit with reality.
b. to accord with
El comportamiento de Emilio no se compadece con las normas de esta institución.Emilio's behavior doesn't accord with the norms of this institution.
c. to be in keeping with
Tus acciones no se compadecen con tus palabras.Your actions aren't in keeping with your words.
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compadecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to pity, to feel sorry for
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a.
compadecerse deto pity, to feel sorry for
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compadecer
transitive verb
(apiadarse de) to pity; be sorry for; (comprender) to sympathize with;
pronominal verb
compadecerse
1
compadecerse de
2
compadecerse con to fit with
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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