have pity on (one)

have pity on (one)

To act compassionately or with sympathy toward someone. Please, have pity on me, I don't want to die! The three spirits taught Scrooge how to have pity on his fellow man.
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have pity on someone (or an animal)

to have compassion toward someone or an animal. Please! Have pity on us. Let us come in!
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