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Definition 1: the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for patient in the sense of this definition

(patient is a kind of ...) (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

Definition 2: a person who requires medical care - [noun denoting person]

Samples where patient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly

(patient is a kind of ...) a person suffering from an illness

(patient is a kind of ...) a person requiring professional services

"a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"

(... is a kind of patient ) a person with alexia

(... is a kind of patient ) a patient who has been vaccinated

(... is a kind of patient ) a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated

(... is a kind of patient ) a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated

(... is a kind of patient ) the earliest documented case of a disease that is included in an epidemiological study

(... is a kind of patient ) a person who has abnormally low blood pressure

(... is a kind of patient ) a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments

(... is a kind of patient ) a person who has abnormally high blood pressure

(... is a kind of patient ) a person afflicted with arthritis

"the hands of an elderly arthritic"

(... is a kind of patient ) a person undergoing psychoanalysis

(... is a member of patient) the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient

(... is a member of patient) the responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient

Definition 3: enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where patient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a patient smile
  • was patient with the children
  • an exact and patient scientist
  • please be patient

(patient is similar to ...) quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness

"a diligent (or patient) worker" "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"

(patient is similar to ...) patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble

"an enduring disposition" "a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife"

(patient is similar to ...) showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment

"seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression" "was longanimous in the face of suffering"

(patient is similar to ...) showing the capacity for endurance

"injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving" "a man patient of distractions"

(patient is similar to ...) capable of accepting delay with equanimity

"was unhurried with the small children"

(means also ...) not complaining

"uncomplaining courage"

(means also ...) showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others

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