Encompass vs Compassion - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between encompass and compassion
is that encompass
is to form a circle around; to encircle while compassion
is (obsolete) to pity.
As a noun compassion is
deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To form a circle around; to encircle.
To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
- This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.
- Drake encompassed the globe.
Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it
* 1849 , Robert Leighton (Archbishop of Glasgow), A practical commentary upon the first Epistle of St. Peter (page 47)
- Oh! the unspeakable privilege to have Him for our Father, who is the Father of mercies and compassions , and those not barren, fruitless pityings, for He is withal the God of all consolations.
* empathy, pity, ruth, tenderheartedness, sorrow
* kindness, heart, mercy
* compassion fatigue
(obsolete) To pity.
* 1607 , , IV. i. 124:
- O heavens, can you hear a good man groan / And not relent, or not compassion him?